Get ready for the winter solstice by making a paper lantern! The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. This means we have the shortest amount of daylight and the longest night of the year. This year we celebrate the solstice on December 21st. Solstice is a Latin word that translates to “sun stands still” View the link below for the complete directions on how to make a paper lantern. Follow this link for the directions.