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Decorate the holidays with luminarias.

To create your pattern, you will need to create a symmetrical design. Start with a piece of paper and fold it lengthwise, then again in half. Draw a curve to signify the edge of the snowflake and draw your pattern.

Cut out the pattern and open it up to reveal a snowflake. Place a dark piece of paper behind your pattern and xerox it.

To create a luminaria, you will need:
• pastry bags
• scissors
• hole punch

Cut your pattern in half lengthwise. Fold your pastry bag in half lengthwise. Attach your pattern to your pastry bag with paper clips. Kathleen Trenchard suggests cutting your pattern starting with the section on the fold. Then work your way out.

When you have finished cutting your pattern, remove the pattern and unfold and open your pastry bag. Fill it with sand and a tea candle, and you have a luminaria.
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Kathleen Trenchard creates a luminaria with scissors

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Craft In America Educational Materials look further at Holiday as a concept in craft. Visit the EDUCATION section HERE > to see what's available and download a Lesson Guide.

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We filmed artist Chloe Darke for the FORGE episode. Learn more about the series HERE >

ArtistsLearn more about the artists in the HOLIDAY episode HERE >


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