Easy DIY Lantern To Make With Your Kid

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.

 

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FTW Step 1

Step 1:

Cut 10 strips of paper est. 15cm x 2.5cm.

 

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Arrange the strips in sequence and push through the thumbtack at one end.

 

 

 

 

 

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Attach a blu-tack at the underside. For better results, opt for hot/super glue.

 

 

 

 

 

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Repeat the steps on the other end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 5:

Spread the paper strips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Complete the sphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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