Vases made with newsprint, watercolors and paper collage. Children pasted the vases on red paper because the color red symbolizes good luck and joy in China. To make these vases into lanterns you add brown string at the top of vase. Inspired by the Lantern Festival, which marks the final day of the Chinese New Year celebration. It is the first full moon of their new year and symbolizes new beginnings. It falls in February or March.

By lighting lanterns people pray for a smooth future and best wishes for their families in the New Year. Happy New Year, we are in the Year of the Rooster!