|Our finished ice lanterns|
Step 1: You will need to make sure that one of your cups can fit inside the other, because this is what will end up creating your lantern shape. Pour some water into the larger cup - the amount of water depends on how tall you want your lantern to be. Remember that when you place the other cup inside and weigh it down, the amount of water inside the larger cup will become displaced and rise. We wanted taller lanterns, so we poured a fair amount on water in our larger cups.
|Here are some of our supplies, the Christmas tree tray is full of various colours of glitter|
Step 3: Now you need to place the smaller cup inside, and ensure it is weighed down enough that the lantern will be deep enough to hold a tea light. We used some small pebbles to weigh the cup down, and placed packing tape over top. However, in hind sight I think using clothes pins to clamp the cups together would have worked well also.
|The finished product!|