Diwali Lanterns

Celebrate good health and wealth & have a happy Diwali with our colourful DIY paper lantern.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Sweetheart Collection Construction Paper
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Metallic Markers
  • Crayola Broad Line Markers
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Ruler
  • Battery-Operated Tea Light

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Hang lanterns without tea lights for another way to decorate!

Steps:

1
Step 1

Cut construction paper to measure approximately 12”H x 6”W. Set extra construction paper strip aside.

2
Step 2

Draw flower shapes with metallic and broad line markers.

3
Step 3

Fold paper in half vertically with flowers facing outward.

4
Step 4

Cut slit on folded side of paper approximately 2”H.

5
Step 5

Repeat step 4 along full length of folded paper, creating slits approximately 1 1/2” apart.

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Step 6

Unfold construction paper and place horizontally.

7
Step 7

Cut 2 pieces gold construction paper approximately 1”H x 12”W.

8
Step 8

Glue gold paper strips to top and bottom edges of flowered construction paper.

9
Step 9

Add glitter glue designs to gold paper strips. Let all glue steps dry 3–4 hours.

10
Step 10

Glue edges of construction paper together, creating lantern shape.

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Step 11

Glue extra construction paper strip from step 1 to create lantern handle.

12
Step 12

Place battery-operated tea light into lantern.

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Step 13

Use as a Diwali decoration and celebrate!

  • Occasion:

    • Special Occasions,

    • Winter

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+


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