How to make a lantern

Do you get scared in storms? Watch this video to learn how to make a lantern!


Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the activities.


LUISA: What a storm!

EMILY: Oh, how scary!

LUISA: Don't be scared! Do you know what we can do?

EMILY: No, what?

LUISA: We can make a lantern!

So, Emily, what do we need?

EMILY: We need a clean, empty glass jar, some coloured tissue paper, craft glue, a paintbrush and a candle.

LUISA: So, the first thing to do is to cut or tear some shapes out of the coloured tissue paper.

You can cut rectangles, triangles, stars, hearts or circles. Whatever you like!

Great! Next, put some glue on the jar and stick the shapes on.

EMILY: A purple rectangle, an orange triangle, a yellow star, a red heart and a blue circle.

LUISA: How colourful! Then, cover the whole jar with craft glue.

EMILY: Finished!

LUISA: Perfect! Now we just need to put the candle inside the jar. Careful now! Always ask an adult to help you light a candle.

Look at this!

EMILY: Oooh! This spooky lantern is for Halloween!

LUISA: And this snowy lantern is for Christmas!

EMILY: You can make as many as you want!

LUISA: We hope you have fun making your own lantern!

LUISA AND EMILY: See you next time!

LUISA: Remember! To make a lantern:

  • cut or tear some shapes out of coloured tissue paper
  • stick the shapes on the jar
  • cover the jar with craft glue
  • and let it dry.

Always ask an adult to help you light a candle.

That's it! Now you can make your own lantern.


Did you like this video? What kind of lantern would you like to make? Tell us about it!

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Submitted by StarryJewel5000 on Wed, 03/08/2022 - 05:03


I very like this video. I want to make a Halloween lantern.

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