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How did you celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival as a kid? For us, parading our fanciful craft lanterns around the neighbourhood was the most exciting part of the Mid-Autumn festival (aside from the delicious mooncakes, of course)! Why not bring back the good ol’ days và get your kids off the computer this Mid-Autumn festival by teaching them how khổng lồ make a paper lantern? Our danh sách of DIY lantern making ideas for kids from kindergarten lớn primary school come with easy-to-follow steps & are guaranteed lớn make your little one walk around the ‘hood with pride!


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Gathering all the necessary materials for your kid’s DIY lantern making idea can be troublesome. Save yourself the hassle with this Animal DIY lantern kit (available on yings.sg) which comes with everything you need for a quick artsy session with your little ones! The pieces come with adhesive so no glue is needed for this DIY. 

You will need: 

Animal DIY lantern kit

How khổng lồ make this DIY lantern idea:

Stick the various pieces onto the lantern to khung the animal thiết kế according khổng lồ the instructions included in the kitAttach the lantern stick và LED light (included in kit)

7. DIY Traditional pomelo lantern

What’s a Mid-Autumn feast without pomelos? The Mandarin term for pomelo is ‘you’, which sounds like ‘blessings’. Hence, pomelos are often offered lớn the moon during this occasion in hopes that the Moon Goddess will bless the family with good luck and happiness! While not everyone can appreciate the bittersweet citrusy taste of the pomelo, kids can appreciate the traditions by creating their own pomelo lantern with this easy DIY lantern idea! 

You will need: 

Pomelo rindTwine stringSafety pinPenLantern stickTealight candleLighterKnifeRubber bandChopstick

How to lớn make this DIY lantern:

Cut the cap of the pomelo off lớn prevent the candle from burning itUsing a chopstick, poke eight holes into the đứng đầu of the pomelo. You should have two holes per rind. These holes will be used lớn thread the string.Repeat step 5 again from the inside. Then, weave the excess string through the strings threaded on the outside of the pomelo. Stop when the two ends of your string are opposite each other.Cut the strings and tie them together. Wrap the string around the lantern stick and secure with a rubber band. Put the tealight candle into the lantern và light it up for the celebration!

8. Ice cream sticks DIY lantern

Have lots of ice cream sticks lying around in your house after your child’s school art & craft project? Put them lớn good use this Mid Autumn Festival 2022 by building a rainbow ice cream stick lantern with this DIY lantern making idea for little ones in kindergarten!

You will need: 

72 coloured serrated ice cream sticksGlueColoured markersWhite papersColoured papersRibbonsScissorsPlastic lantern stick

How to make this DIY lantern:

Let the kids draw their favourite cartoon characters on white or coloured papers. Give them some coloured markers to địa chỉ colour to their drawings. Cut out their drawings and glue them to lớn the ice cream stick lanternCut five pieces of ribbons of the same length (about 10 lớn 15cm). Glue the tip of each piece to lớn one another to lớn create a tassel. Glue the tassel lớn another piece of ribbon. Conceal the connection by wrapping a short piece of ribbon around the tip of the tassel. Tie the tassel lớn the base of the lantern.

9. Tracing paper lantern

If your kiddo loves lớn doodle, this tracing paper DIY lantern making idea would be a great canvas for his or her creations! Let your children channel their inner Picasso by drawing their own lantern designs. Whether your little one is still in kindergarten or in primary school, this DIY lantern making idea is suitable for kids of all ages!

You will need:

Battery-powered candle tealightsDouble-sided tapeYarn/stringColoured paperTracing paperHole-puncherScissorsRulerColouring pencils/markers

How khổng lồ make this DIY lantern:

Measure the perimeter of the candle tealight using a piece of paperMark the perimeter with a pencil on the paper & create a rectangle with the length (e.g. 12cm) you have measuredTrace the rectangle on a piece of tracing paper & cut it outMake two coloured paper strips that are of the same length as the perimeter of the candle tealightPlace the candle tealight horizontally on the vị trí cao nhất of the paper strip và make a mark at the end of the candle tealightCut the paper strip along this markFold the thicker strip in half to make the lantern’s upper rimGlue the thinner strip on one over of the tracing paper that you cut outOn the other end, glue half of the thicker strip on the other end of the tracing paper and fold the other half downDraw any design you’d like on the tracing paper using a pencil and coloured pencils – lượt thích your favourite patterns or animal!Paste double sided tape on the sides of the electric tealightWrap it around the tracing paper lantern shell & glue them along the middlePunch two holes on the rim of the tracing paper lantern

Get ready for moon viewing in 2022 with these DIY lantern making ideas

Now that you’ve learnt how to lớn make lanterns with your kids, parade your fancy crafts while tucking into some yummy mooncakes! Treat the family to some of the best durian snowskin mooncakes in Singapore or traditional mooncakes which are sure to lớn delight all ages! You can also check out some of these popular snowskin mooncakes that’ll make great gifts for friends or colleagues. Score exciting đơn hàng at our Mooncake Fair lớn stretch your savings!

This article was updated on 27 July 2022. Additional research done by Liang Shi Nan.

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