Step 1: Materials
Large (16"-18") balloon
Newspaper, torn into strips
White craft glue
String of LED lights
Step 2: Step 1: Prepare the materials
b. Tear newspaper into strips 1" wide and about 3" long. You won't need too many; you're only covering the top quarter of the balloon.
c. Mix 1/4 cup white craft glue into 1/2 cup water and mix well. Saturate the paper strips in the glue/water mix and apply in overlapping positions onto the balloon. Cover only about 4" down the balloon. The newspaper is going to block light, and the whole point is to create a translucent cover for the LED lights. You want enough newspaper to anchor the sheets of hornet paper, but not so much that the light can't get through.
d. Set the bowl and balloon outside to dry. Overnight is best; you want it completely dry before you apply the hornet paper.
Step 3: Step 2: Apply the hornet paper
b. Apply sheets of hornet paper, one at a time. Work slowly and hold the sheets to the glued area until they're set in place.
c. When the glue is dry, clip the balloon at the tied end, release the air, and remove (and throw away!) the balloon.
Step 4: Step 3: Insert the LED lights
b. Pull the plug through the hole at the top.