Make Your Own Underground Railroad Lantern

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Materials for Making an Underground Railroad Lantern

Project Notes: 
Teachers who choose to use this activity should limit it to students above fourth grade. Teachers may also want to pre-cut boxes for students for safety. Parents who do this activity with their children should be present during the portion of the project that includes the use of Exacto knives. 
Necessary Supplies: 
  • One six-inch by six-inch cardboard box. Five square pieces of cardboard cut the same size and stapled together or a plain “Chinese” style take out box, will work just as well.
  • A permanent marker
  • A piece of wire, ribbon or twine
  • Star shaped stencils
  • Exacto Knife
  • Tape
  • Glue 
  • A tea light or votive candle.

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