• Nathalie

Upcycled lanterns

October 2020.

Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon festival and Mooncake festival, is the second most important Chinese holiday after Chinese New Year. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar with a full moon at night: on this day, the common belief is that the moon is at its brightest and fullest size, coinciding with harvest time in the middle of Autumn.


Lanterns of all size and shapes are carried and displayed during the festivities. They were apparently not part of the original moon worshiping but with the culture evolution they are now today a symbol of this Festival (according to Wikipedia).


Involve your little ones in this joyful cultural event with this very simple tutorial on how to make small #upcycled decorative lanterns.


My toolkit for this tutorial

  • A toilet paper carton roll

  • Paint

  • Ribbons

  • A stapler or glue (check out my glue DIY)

  • Paper tape, pencils, decorations


Slide the images for 5 very simple steps to your fun little lantern:


More indoor activities to do with your kids right here!


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