Can Lanterns

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Lanterns for night parades or for table decorations


Baked bean size can, hammer, nail, string, tea light or fairy lights


Clean the cans of all leftover food and labels. Fill with water and freeze (this stops the can from bending when using the hammer and nail). When the water is frozen use the hammer and nail to make patterns in the can, the more holes the better. When holes are done use hot water to get rid of the ice. Safety: rest can on a tea cloth to avoid slipping, safety rules on using hammer before hand. Use a tealight (if safe) or battery operated fairy lights and string to hang


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