Monday, October 3, 2011

Sky Lanterns

Oh Happy Day


When Rachel and I were on our last camping trip, a strange thing happened. We were all sitting around the campfire and what appeared to be a small UFO floated across the sky. When it came closer we could see that it was actually a paper (!) lantern with a candle inside.

I was determined to research more on this when I got home and then I forgot. Until Oh Happy Day's post.

You can buy the lanterns (which are actually called Sky Lanterns) here. There is also a neat video on how to light them.

I'd love to buy a whole lot and release them.

Or you can be really crafty and make your own. Confessions of a Fireworks Man has great instructions here, though I think I'd just buy them (they are only about $2 each).

Don't you think this would cool on Halloween?

8 comments:

  1. They do look stunning but have been responsible for many livestock deaths, there is metal wire inside them that causes damage when eaten, and they have also caused house/farm fires :(

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  2. okay, anonymous just bummed me out. not in a bad way, just in a kill-the-magic sort of way. i have these on my wish list at amazon and i dream about getting a pack for the kids and going to the ocean and "setting them free". maybe not now. sigh.

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  3. Oh bummer. Really? The ones that I was looking at didn't have metal, but string instead - they were the "eco" ones. They use string instead of wire :)

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  4. oh, thanks for giving me an out. so doing this. and no, i will not be googling this for further confirmation. eco-ones it is.

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  5. Becky - I think that's the funniest comment ever. LOL

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