Creative with Cardboard: The designer lantern
This cleverly imagined lantern looks just like the real thing, and scores the designer 10 out of 10 from our Arts correspondent for creativity, 10 out of 10 from our Economics editor for making it without spending a penny, by using items found around the house, and 10 out of 10 from our Environmental correspondent for outstanding recycling of cardboard boxes.
Our Health & Safety Officer, however, is a little concerned that a lantern made of cardboard represents something of a fire hazard. We know the author suggests using a battery operated tea light, but does this almost as an aside, right at the end of the article. In a land where it is felt necessary to warn consumers that a packet of peanuts ‘may contain nuts’, and that a curling iron is ‘for external use only’, we strongly believe that a little more effort is required to draw certain people’s attention to the inherent dangers of combining fire and cardboard in one small area.
So let us state, in no uncertain terms, that if you follow our link to the page and make the aforesaid lantern, that it would be unwise in the extreme to place a naked flame inside.
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