"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Scribble Lanterns

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When I came across these adorable little lanterns from Valarie at A Place Like This, I just knew I wanted to share them with you. Fair warning that this craft is a little more involved than the ones I have shared in the past, but the end result really is fantastically cute and perfect for fall.

scribble lantern

Photo courtesy of Valarie at A Place Like This

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 18 x 12 manila drawing paper
  • Tissue paper in a variety of colors
  • Double stick tape
  • Scotch tape
  • Glue or Glue Dots
  • Scissors
  • Leaf or other pattern for tracing and cutting into lantern
  • Poster board
  • Pencil
  • Variety of color crayons
  • Flickering LED light (optional)

Then you do some scribbling, folding, cutting, tracing, and gluing, and you’ll end up with this adorable lantern. For added fun, add a little flickering LED light!

To see Valarie’s complete tutorial with step-by-step instructions and photos, please click here.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)

Author: Mamma Wild Thing

I'm a mamma to four little wild things and can't imagine life any other way. (Well, most days.)

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