Saturday, September 6, 2014

10 Ways to Light up the Labyrinth!

In preparation for our upcoming "Light up the Labyrinth" event - I put this post onto several labyrinth-related Facebook group pages:  Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth; The Labyrinth Society on Facebook; and Friends of Toronto Public Labyrinth.  We were pleased to receive lots of fun suggestions!

"If anyone has suggestions for simple ways to light up the labyrinth let us know...‪#‎lightupthelabyrinth"‬

#1 I've used battery operated tealights and strings of Christmas lights...both work beautifully. If you use Christmas lights, clear packing tape is helpful to hold it down so that walkers don't trip or break the little lights. Rope lights are most durable. (Myra Ryneheart Corcoran)
Walkers enjoying a portable illuminated rope labyrinth.
 #2 Have also found cheap plastic battery operated lanterns at the Dollar Store - some with flowers and butterflies, and in different colors. (Myra Ryneheart Corcoran)
Butterflies help to Light up the Labyrinth!
#3 Glow in the dark paint (found at any big hardware/paint store like Lowes or Home Depot) is also an option. You could paint rocks, wood blocks, anything that fit your labyrinth and aesthetics. (Myra Ryneheart Corcoran)  Step-by-step instructions - how to make these jars!
Glow in the dark jars being set along the labyrinth path.
#4 Tea-lights in jam jars? All attending could bring one. (Jim Newman)

#5 Another idea for lighting up the night: if you break open a glow stick into a jar of bubbles, the kids (young and old) can blow glow-in-the-dark bubbles. (Hallie Sawyers)
Have some fun making glow-in-the-dark bubbles with glow sticks!
#6 BYOC? Bring your own candle. (Nicole Bourassa-Burke)

#7 Michaels has glow in the dark cording (Lori Haskings-Barber)

#8 Glow in the dark tape is another great option. You can just tape your wrists or create cool designs on your clothing or sneakers. (Chris Hume)

#9 Be part of the light and wear your glow in the dark clothing!! (Debby Lytle)

#10 Luminarias. Tealights on sand inside a brown bag. (Rafael Vallejo)
Luminarias will light up the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth on Friday, September 12th.

If you have any other suggestions - let us know!