Make your own lanterns I walk with my lantern and my lantern with me...every year, the popular lantern processions take place in many towns and villages in autumn. A great spectacle for young and old. A self-made and unique lantern is a must. Making your own lanterns is a great activity for the whole family and is especially fun for children. The children can design their lanterns according to their personal wishes and ideas and decorate them with many different craft materials. Self-made lanterns are often made from paper and cardboard, but old milk cartons, PET bottles, balloons and paper plates can also be a great basis for a lantern.
Tip: After the lantern procession, the self-made lantern can easily be hung up or placed in the children's room as a night light, lamp or decoration. This way, the child can remember making the lantern and the exciting lantern procession later on.
What do I need to make my own lanterns? The basis of a self-made lantern is often a cardboard lantern blank. These are available in various shapes and colours in our VBS online shop. In addition to the blanks, you will also need some lantern foil or transparent paper. The paper and also the foil can then be designed according to your personal taste with bright colours, scatter pieces, other papers, glitter, pompoms and feathers. As soon as everything has been designed, the transparent paper or the lantern foil is simply stuck into the lantern from the inside with a little craft glue. Finally, attach a lantern stick to the lantern and place a light source such as an LED tea light or fairy lights in the finished lantern. It's that easy to make your own lantern.
Lantern craft kits Looking for a last-minute lantern? Making your own lanterns is also quick. There are great lantern craft kits that contain everything you need to make your own lantern. All you have to do is cut out the parts and glue them together. The lantern craft sets are also great for making together with children. In our VBS online shop you will find many different lantern craft sets such as dragon, dino, mermaid, owl, ice princess and many more. There is sure to be a lantern to suit everyone's taste.
Free instructions to make a lantern yourself In addition to the practical lantern craft kits and the colourful blanks, we offer you a large selection of free instructions with practical motif templates to download. Whether it's a whale, mermaid, owl, polar bear, UFO or simply colourful - you're sure to find what you're looking for here and can quickly make the right lantern yourself.