At home activityThe Thousand Star Project

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The 1000 Star Project

Every year in the 4th week of October we recognise the talent of Australian children, their contribution to society and their rights by celebrating Children's Week across the nation. This year, the Australian Children's Week theme is:

Children have the right to choose their own friends and safely connect with others.

We are encouraging children and the community to make a lantern and help us illuminate these dark times!

The Thousand Star Project is inspired by tradition of keeping a candle burning in the window for a visitor. The lantern in the window signifies that, while we may now be isolated, tomorrow we will be together. It is a symbol of resilience and hope.

Make your own lanterns

Follow the video tutorials to make a star or jar lantern at home and hang it in your window.

We've got a limited number of free star packs (age 6+) or a jar packs (ages 1-5) to help get you going. Alternatively, you can create your own star or jar packs from readily available household materials. Collaborate as a household, or each make your own.

Younger children will need guidance. But remember, you don't need to be a child to make a lantern... everyone is invited to take part in the project!

Order a pack

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When (at home activity)

  • Thursday, 10 September 2020 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 01 November 2020 | 05:00 PM
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