Let’s learn how to make this fun Harriet Tubman Lantern Art Project! This art project is such a great learning opportunity. I was able to teach my young niece and even my older boys a little but about the Underground Railroad while we created this fun lantern! This lantern could also be used for camping and outdoor art projects too. Let’s get started!
Learn more about Harriet Tubman in our Civil War for Kids unit.
Harriet Tubman Lantern Art Project
- 3 Full Sheets of Construction Paper, We used Blue, Red, and Yellow Sheets.
- Glue Stick or School Glue.
- Scraps of Orange Construction Paper.
Begin by cutting out a lantern shape from the red construction paper. Save the scraps, you will need it later. I folded my sheet of paper in half lengthwise and lightly drew a lantern shape. Then, we cut that shape out and set it aside.
Next, cut out the lantern’s globe using yellow paper. Again, I folded the paper in half lengthwise and lightly drew the shape of a lantern globe. Now, cut out the lantern globe and set it aside.
Finally, use the scraps of orange, red, and even some yellow to make a small flame. Start with the red or orange scraps and cut out a large flame. Then, cut two smaller flames with the remaining colors.
Now, use the glue stick to glue the globe to the blue sheet of construction paper.
Next, add a little glue to the lantern. Then, carefully layer the red lantern on top of the globe.
Finally, glue the flames on the bottom of the globe, layering the largest on the bottom and the smallest on the top.
This is a fabulous project to use with a history lesson about Harriet Tubman and her impact on US History and Slavery.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed making this fun lantern project!