I have fun news to announce today. I have become a writer for Kid’s Activities Blog. My first post for them are these paper punch-out lanterns. It was exciting to be approached by Holly Homer, the blogger at Kid’s Activities Blog. I follow her YouTube channel, and I have learned a lot from her about blogging. I see her has a blog mentor, and so it is an honor to now be working for her.
I am sending you over to Kid’s Activities Blog to get the full tutorial for these lanterns. Actually, whenever I am writing there I will be doing a teaser at Meaningful Mama that will hopefully lure you to KAB to learn more about the project. I do want to give you a little background for creating these lanterns. It was kind of an accident and not initially an intended project.
Around Easter, I decorated our Easter eggs with paper punch-outs as shown above. You can click back to see how we created these eggs. Part of creating these designs was finding scrap paper to use. I went to my scrap paper bin to pull out the colors I wanted. In that bin were pieces of paper already cut like a lantern. I have no idea when I had made these before. I found them on the bottom and really don’t remember when they were used. I decided to use this paper because of the colors and began punching away. My daughter’s came up and opened up the lantern once it was full of holes. I looked over at the lantern and thought, “That looks super cool.” As is happening in my world all the time now I said to myself, “That’s a blog post.” Once Easter was over I made the craft more intentional with my kids. They had a lot of fun doing these, and it’s been great to see them decorating their forts with them ever since.
I hope you join me in my enthusiasm for writing for Kid’s Activities Blog and show your support by popping over there when I write for them. I will be a writer for them at least four times a month and will be always be bringing you a snippet right here at Meaningful mama.