Making foolproof lanterns: Instructions and over 40 DIY ideas to imitate – Decor

Making foolproof lanterns: Instructions and over 40 DIY ideas to imitate

Today we are tinkering with children again … Creativity is actually not just a talent that some people have and others are not. Like any talent, this should also be trained and challenged. It starts in childhood, which is why craft projects are of paramount importance for the personal development of the little ones. Imagination and creativity are gifts that children have by nature. That is why it is so easy and natural to tinker with children. It is great fun! In the following, we will show you great ideas for making light lanterns. You will also find a simple guide on how to implement such a DIY project with your little ones. You can discover another 40 ideas to imitate in our picture gallery.

Making foolproof lanterns – instructions and inspiring examples

Very easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern craft ideas



Paper lanterns are even made by toddlers in kindergarten

Foolproof lanterns make DIY paper lantern color patterns




So you can make a simple lantern. You can of course also carry out the project with your child.

Obtain the following materials:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Colored paper, contrasting colors and patterns
  • Glue dots / glue stick
  • Scissors / Children Scissors
  • stapler
  • tape

Tip: If you are realizing the project with your child, be careful when they use the scissors. Better take children's scissors.

How to make foolproof lanterns – Instructions

Foolproof lanterns make simple DIY paper lanterns

Everything you need

Foolproof lanterns make simple DIY paper lantern materials






Step 1

Easy lanterns make simple DIY paper lantern step 1

Wrap the toilet paper roll nicely around in colored paper and glue them together well. You can use glue dots or, as usual, a glue stick.

step 2

Foolproof Lanterns Make Simple DIY Paper Lanterns Step 2

Step 3 – Use 6 double-sided adhesive dots

Foolproof Lanterns Make Simple DIY Paper Lanterns Step 3

Then cut paper for the outer layer of your lantern. This piece should be slightly longer than the toilet paper roll itself.

Step 4

Foolproof Lanterns Make Simple DIY Paper Lanterns Step 4

Fold the piece of paper along the middle and cut slits as shown in the picture below.

Step 5

Foolproof Lanterns Make Simple DIY Paper Lanterns Step 5

The next step is to attach the outer paper to the toilet paper roll with the tacker so that the slots open easily.

Step 6

Foolproof Lanterns Make Simple DIY Paper Lanterns Step 6

Finally, the lantern handle is made from tape as long or short as you like.

Step 7

Foolproof Lanterns Make Simple DIY Paper Lanterns Step 7

A similar paper lantern can also be realized without a toilet paper roll. Do as in step 5 and cut a round lantern base out of paper, which you then glue to the lantern. You can also place a tea light in this paper lantern.

Make paper lantern yourself

Foolproof lanterns make DIY paper lantern simple ideas

Paper lantern also as a decoration idea

Foolproof lanterns make DIY paper lantern colored paper

Decorative garland made of paper lanterns

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Make very easy lanterns

Easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern kids room decoration

Colorful hallway decoration

Foolproof lanterns make DIY paper lantern decoration ideas

Also suitable as a decoration in the children's room

Foolproof lanterns make DIY paper lanterns

Make paper lanterns

Foolproof lanterns make DIY paper lanterns

Tinker unicorn lantern

You can make a unicorn lantern with your girl. There are different variants that can be implemented quickly and easily. The finished lantern can also be used as a decoration in the girl's room.

Unicorn lantern made of tracing paper and cardboard

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Turn white paper lantern into a unicorn lantern

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DIY unicorn lantern made easy

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Foolproof unicorn lantern

Unicorn lantern tinkering easy lanterns

Every child knows that the unicorn has magical powers

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Converting mason jar into unicorn lantern

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Night lamp for the children's room

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Tinker Pow Patrol lantern

While girls love unicorns, boys are crazy about heroes and transportation. So if you have a boy, you know who Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Rocky, Skye and Zuma are.

Simply have your favorite characters printed on thick paper or prefer to trace them yourself and make Pow Patrol lanterns.

Pow Patrol lanterns

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DIY chase lantern

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DIY Marshall lantern

make patrons lantern Pow Patrol Lantern tinker Marshall

Tracker as a bedside lamp

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Make Pow Patrol lanterns

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Crafting a lantern with a toddler

Small children first discover the world and get to know all animals. You have favorite animals and like to imitate them. With an animal lantern you can give the little ones a lot of fun.

Below you will find some ideas for it …

Flamingo Lantern

Very easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern Flamingo

Cute fox

Foolproof lanterns make DIY paper lantern fox

Hedgehog fits well in the outside area

Easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern hedgehog

Whimsical mouse

Easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern mouse

Bunny made of a paper lantern

Easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern rabbit

More ideas with paper lanterns

Easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern dog

Easter without cute chicks? Impossible!

Easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern cuckoo

Cow Lantern

Foolproof lanterns make DIY paper lantern cow

Piggy-lantern

Easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern piggy

Making lanterns with children can be fun and easy

Foolproof lanterns make owl DIY paper lantern

Another owl as a children's lantern

Easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern owl

butterfly

Foolproof lanterns make DIY paper lantern butterfly

Very easy to make lanterns DIY paper lantern bear

Breathe new life into old PET bottles

foolproof lanterns make plastic bottles

An old plastic bottle was turned into an owl

Foolproof lanterns make owl plastic bottle lantern

Decorate plastic cans as you like and use them as lanterns

Easy to make lanterns with children under 3 years

Masterfully decorated mason jars in oriental style as wall decorations

Foolproof lanterns make mason jars decorate oriental motifs

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