I am not too excited to celebrate the coming of winter this year, it’s going to happen anyway! But these little paper cup luminaries are perfect for Winter solstice, or even for Christmas luminaries! Brighten up the dark evenings with simple paper luminaria kids can help make. Flameless tea lights make these luminaries safe for celebrating with kids.

HOW TO MAKE A PAPER CUP LUMINARY

Paper Cup Luminaries for Winter Solstice or Summer Solstice Kids Activities

WINTER SOLSTICE LANTERNS

I like quick and easy crafts with minimal supplies, minimal mess, and minimal instructions! I don’t keep a lot of supplies on hand, so I am always looking for frugal and simple ideas.

These super easy paper luminaries are the perfect crafting idea for us. I thought a few luminaries would be a fun activity to celebrate the Winter solstice this season. Our afternoons are pretty dark here!

Paper Cup Luminaries with Flameless Tea lights for Kids Winter Solstice Activity

DIY LUMINARIES LANTERNS

I call these paper cup luminaries, but as you could also make luminaries out of plastic cups or even scrapbook paper. I bet paper towel tubes work nicely too.

SUPPLIES:

  • Paper Cups or Plastic Cups {leftover from parties!}
  • Pretty Scrapbook Paper
  • Hole Punch
  • Flameless Tea Lights {battery operated}

HOW TO MAKE LUMINARIES LANTERNS

STEP 1. Cut the bottoms out of the cups for a better glow. This is definitely an adult required step. Kids can do the hole punching! If you have other shaped paper punches, those will work too.

STEP 2. Make holes in the paper cups, plastic cups, or sparkly paper with a hole punch.

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STEP 3. If using card stock, roll into a tube shape and secure. It’s that simple to make these cute paper cup luminaries!

Making paper cup luminaries with hole punch

STEP 4. Switch on the flames tea lights and place your paper cup luminaries {or plastic cup or paper} on top! That’s it!

Celebrate the dark days of the Winter solstice with simple paper luminaries that lights up the night!

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Light up your night or very dark afternoon with easy to make luminaries lanterns. Enjoy the dark days a little bit more!

MAKE ONE OR A WHOLE STACK OF THESE PAPER CUP LUMINARIES!

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winter-solstice

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  1. These are super cute Sarah! I think we’ll be giving this one a try at my family Christmas this year with all the nieces and nephews! Thanks for the idea!

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