The Mid-Autumn Festival is coming up on 15 September next month. It is a time where families and friends gather to eat mooncakes and the little ones get excited over carrying lanterns around. As a result, in some parts of the world, it is also affectionately known as Lantern Festival.
You could quite easily go out and buy a lantern for your child but if you’re feeling creative, you can try your hand at making your own. To that end, we’ve roped in Mint Neo, a new mum and the paper artist from For The Wedding, who shared with us this tutorial for an easy DIY lantern that you can make with your little one.
Cut 10 strips of paper est. 15cm x 2.5cm.
Arrange the strips in sequence and push through the thumbtack at one end.
Attach a blu-tack at the underside. For better results, opt for hot/super glue.
Repeat the steps on the other end.
Spread the paper strips.
Complete the sphere.
String a ribbon at the top and secure with a knot.
While this lantern cannot hold an actual candle, you can add a flameless candle in the middle so that the lantern lights up. Make a few in different colours and use them as decorations at your mooncake party or simply to place them in the nursery for a bit of festive atmosphere.