One of the great things we were able to do while camping this summer is let off Japanese lanterns. I have been wanting to let one go forever. We had so much fun designing ours, watching them fill with the hot air and letting them go. The night was perfect for the lantern launch. The lanterns slowly drifted off into the night sky, some of them wobbling so much we thought they might catch on fire! No lanterns caught on fire, the fire just slowly went out and they drifted back down to earth.