I'm walking with my lantern....A homemade lantern always looks great. We have many original DIY ideas for making lanterns. Whether for St. Martin's Day or for the lantern parade, as a table decoration or as a room decoration - a DIY lantern always looks great. Children love to make their own DIY lantern at home, in kindergarten or at school.
The legend of Saint Martin
This legend goes back to the soldier Martin of Tours who lived in the fourth century. He charitably helped a beggar in the cold season by cutting his cloak in two with a sword and giving one half to the beggar. Afterwards, following an apparition of Jesus Christ, he became a very pious man and later even became a bishop. After his death, on 11 November, Martin was canonised by the Pope because of his good deeds and has since been known as Saint Martin, the patron saint of beggars and soldiers.
Lanterns provide light in the dark season and in Christian symbolism light stands for good. The bright, colourful lanterns at the St. Martin's procession are an expression of St. Martin's "shining message" and, just like back then, are meant to bring light into the November darkness.
DIY lantern craft
A beautiful DIY lantern is part of the St. Martin's procession and the lantern procession from kindergarten or school and is very easy to make yourself with our lantern blanks. In our VBS online shop you will find many lanterns to make. The possibilities for making a DIY lantern are endless. On the one hand, we offer you a variety of practical complete sets such as dinosaur, unicorn, dragon and princess, on the other hand, we also have lots of material in our craft shop to implement your own ideas for a DIY lantern.
In addition to lantern lids and bases, you will also find lantern blanks in different shapes and colours, transparent paper and the matching glow stick as well as illuminants in our VBS online shop.
We have put together many ideas and instructions on the subject of DIY lanterns. How about a polar bear lantern or a UFO lantern, for example? With the help of our easy-to-follow instructions, you can easily conjure up the DIY lantern you want.
Since every child wants to make their own lantern, there are many options for every age group. In our VBS online shop, we offer you many materials to make the children's lantern. The children have fun making a DIY lantern and also learn to craft, glue and cut, paint and tingle according to their age.
So nothing stands in the way of the next lantern procession and you can shine with your self-made DIY lantern.