Cindy & Kyra

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Transformation of Lanterns

Ever wonder what a Chinese lantern can be turned into?

Chinese accordion lanterns, made by paper and water colours, lit with candles.

During my childhood, i played a lot with this type of lantern. Made by transparent coloured paper and poster colours, still lit with candles.

Now, my daughter plays with this type of lantern. No longer paper-based, no longer lit with candles and furthermore it can move and sing!

8 comments:

Lian said...

I absolutely, absolutely refuse to give those plastic, noisy ones to my kids. I value my sanity more than their enjoyment. Hahahaha :) Anyway, far the past few years, my kids have shown that they are more interested in playing with the candles than they are with the lanterns.

Cindy said...

ya,you are right, i don't like the modern lanterns either, but it was bought by my MIL :-(

Kristen said...

Oh I LOVE Chinese Lanterns too, your pictures are great :)

craftymug said...

I enjoy your pictures and what a beautiful little daughter!!

Cindy said...

Hi Kristen & Crafty Mug,

Thanks! She's is lovely isn't she ? :-)

Btw, both of your blogs are interesting too, will visit more often :-)

Nick Phillips said...

I prefer the old traditional candled lanterns to the modern day ones ...

YANZ said...

eeeee, plastic lanterns...i like the traditional ones best =P

Ryan said...

Very pretty things.