Sorry for the late post, it's my son last day of school before spring break starts tomorrow. They had a class activity this morning. It was culture day. So I had to bring in a dish of our culture. My son is Filipino and Japanese. But since most of his classmate are Japanese. So we just stick to a Filipino dish. I made Banana Lumpia and also we had to do arts and crafts. So I volunteer to help the kids make something and here's the picture on the bottom. We made a mini size Parols. Parols are ornamental star-like Christmas lanterns from the Philippines. They are traditionally made out of bamboo and paper and comes in various sizes, shapes and designs, however its star-shape. Its shape is said to be inspired by the star on the Nativity of Jesus that guided the Magi to the manger. It also symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and the Filipino's hope and goodwill during the Christmas season. The tools we use was colored tissue paper, circle and star die cut paper, glue and a pencil.
This is how the Parols looks like in the Philippines.
This is the mini Parol I came up with. I wanted to make
this simple so that the kids could follow.
Here's some small goodies in celebration of my son LJ's 6th birthday on 3/24. All you have to do is leave me a comment and my son will pick a name out of the hat on Tuesday evening. Good Luck!