Make Your Own Campaign Lantern

Suppose you are a Harrison supporter. You will need:

  • A flashlight
  • Empty paper towel tube
  • A balloon
  1. You can use a balloon or make a papier-mâché balloon. The balloon will be the top of your lantern. To make a papier-mâché balloon, place a thin layer of papier-mâché tissue over a balloon. When the tissue is dry, decorate it with pictures. Puncture the balloon. The resulting opening will slide over the tube, after you have decorated it and inserted the flashlight.

  2. Decorate the outside of the tube any way you like. You might try crepe paper, streamers, or just color the tube red, white, and blue. After you have decorated your tube, insert the flashlight.
  3. Finished Product!

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