This year the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival falls on September 8, 2014. I wanted to do a craft with the girls to celebrate the festival. Last year we made paper lanterns, and now that the girls are a year older, they were ready to make glass lanterns. The girls had a lot of fun painting the glue on the glass jar and sticking the paper to it, but that was nothing compared to the excitement when they saw their lanterns light up.
The moon is celebrated during this festival because of legends like Chang E Flying to the Moon or Jade Rabbit or Wu Gang Chopping the Laurel Tree. Lanterns are carried and lit throughout the festival to celebrate the brightness of the moon.
The Dumpling Mama xo