of the Just So festival is the paper lantern parade on the Saturday night. All day on the Friday and Saturday families had been busy in the mess tent, weaving, gluing and sticking to make lanterns from a combination of willow and tissue paper, and by the Saturday night 360 paper lanterns had been made for the evening parade. The lanterns are easy to make and are a magical

Paper lanterns at the Just So Festival

Paper Lanterns: easy to make and a magical craft for the winter solstice, Halloween or Bonfire Night.

Matariki Star - clear instructions on how to make a star.

Written instructions (including video and visuals) for making a Matariki Star (information from the Mick Pendergrast's book 'Fun with Flax')

Matariki Celebrations 2012

This year our school will host our annual Matariki celebrations at the end of term Nau mai, haere mai.

Autumn Lanterns-wax paper and mason jar

Autumn Craft Ideas For Kids

These easy autumn lanterns are fun to make with the kids. They look fantastic on the window sill or just about anywhere you want to add some fall color.

Ma te huruhuru te manu ka rere, with feathers a bird may fly.  And by the sheer number of feathers that the education team received in the last few months, this bird could fly as far as Matariki!

Ma te huruhuru te manu ka rere, with feathers a bird may fly. And by the sheer number of feathers that the education team received in the last few months, this bird could fly as far as Matariki!

Paper Cup Lanterns- Ive made these before and they turned out fantastic! but theyre for the kids rooms- I want to make more for the patio this year

Cover plastic cups in fabric, attach to string lights! What a great idea to use all the yards of fabric pieces and a lot of cups on a string of lights. I can see my granddarlings helping me on this project

Stars of Matariki - Learn to make them from Fun with Flax,  Maori Non-Fiction 746.41 PEN on the 2nd Floor of the Rotorua Library

Stars of Matariki - Learn to make them from Fun with Flax, Maori Non-Fiction PEN on the Floor of the Rotorua Library

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