STEAM Salmon Luminary Arts Project

In this STEAM project, you will learn to make a luminary globe representing some portion of the lifecycle of our wild Salmon. This project supports the 2022 Illuminight Winter Walk, a celebration of the Skagit River and the many beings that depend on it.

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How to use this webpage

This video (2:55) covers:

  • How to navigate this webpage


This video (1:05) covers:

  • What you'll be doing in this project

  • Why we're doing this lesson

  • Your invitation to bring your finished globe to the Illuminight Winter Walk on 1/27/23 (note: see the "more" page for correct info about this event!)


This video (1:52) covers:

  • What supplies you need that are not included in our kits

  • What supplies are in our kits

Before we give our luminaries their personality, we need to start with a solid foundation. On this day, we work on giving our luminaries their shape and strength. It's extra important to follow instructions carefully on this day. Don't worry, there will be lots of opportunities to be creative later!

Now that the foundations for our luminaries are dry, it's time to personalize them! This page will discuss the salmon life cycle, give tips and tricks for luminary decorating, and provide you with examples of luminary globes made by students in past years.

Once your design is 100% dry, it's time to turn it into a finished luminary!

Find out more about salmon and the Annual Illuminight Winter Walk on January 27th, 2023

Image from our 2019 Illuminight Winter Walk. Photo by Jessamyn Tuttle.