My coleader and I have a sleepover planned for New Year's Eve (and I'll post about that in the new year - should be cool though!) but I thought I'd share with you the ice lantern I made as an example for my Pathfinders. We are doing the Winter Wonderland badge first thing in January, and they chose lanterns.
So I have been saving my cans for them for a while now. I recently filled one with water and set it outside to freeze solid. Personally, I think that with a little coaching a Spark could do this craft as well!
So here's what you need - frozen ice in a can, a hammer (I chose a rubber mallet - less chance of crushed fingers) and some nails (I have 2" ones).
I then held the nail over the outside edge, hit it carefully with the hammer (I used a towel underneath to prevent rolling). The trick is to make a hit nail pattern. The second photo is of my daughter (brownie age) having a turn.
Then you run the can under hot water until it releases the ice, and put a lit tea candle in.
I'm going to bring enough cans for each girl to try their hand at three. I think they look awesome!