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Slowly and surely the days are getting shorter, darker and colder, even if this year's autumn is really kind to us and gives us magnificent and golden moments. Nevertheless, we slowly turn on the heating in the evenings and also light candles in the tea warmer. The candlelight in the evening quickly reminds us that autumn will soon be over.

Light and darkness - these are two terms that the most famous festival in autumn is also about, which many people are looking forward to with great enthusiasm. We are talking about Halloween and we have written and published enough material for you, our readers, on the subject. You can read a lot about the origins of the festival, but also about homemade spooky Halloween decorations on our website.

Make your own lantern - it's almost time!

Today, however, we would like to commemorate another festival in autumn, which children in particular look forward to all year round. Shortly after the spooky Halloween party, lots of little hands are busy making original lanterns in every school and kindergarten. Simple lantern templates and suitable DIY ideas are always in great demand and are sought after and used by parents and childcare workers.

Unicorn, Paw Patrol, Flamingo and Panda are some of the most popular ones here.

You can easily make lanterns with existing materials

Of course, every child wants to make their own lantern and proudly take part in the lantern parade with the others.

Make the most beautiful lantern for St. Martin's Day

For many children, this is their first encounter with darkness. On St. Martin's Day, the children are allowed to stay up, join in and sing along. The excitement is high and if you ask for trick or treats on Halloween with a giggle, the mood on St. Martin's Day is a little more serious. While it's a festival to celebrate, this festival takes place about 2 weeks later than Halloween, which means by then the days will have gotten even shorter, even darker, and probably even colder. Also on Martin's Day one becomes challenged to face his fears and overcome them.

Consider the fire hazard and replace the candle with LED light

The cohesion in the group at the Lantern Festival and all the songs that are sung together at night are the most beautiful moments that remain in the memory. We don't want to think about the festive supper just yet, even if we could look forward to the red cabbage.

The silhouette as the best and most beautiful technique for making lanterns

Original DIY ideas and lantern templates to make yourself

Today is about making lanterns and in this context we would like to draw your attention to our picture examples and lantern templates, where you will find instructions and inspiration for your lantern. Of course, in addition to lanterns, you can also make atmospheric, creative upcycling lanterns. There are no limits to your imagination and creativity.

Crafting with children is a lot of fun before every party

After every birthday there are a lot of balloons left over for the next one, or maybe not…

The fox is a popular and very important symbol for a lantern parade

The clever ones could make more elaborate lanterns

With a lot of imagination and wit, even the simplest design appears believable

And if you still have some balloons left, let's introduce you to this awesome technique:

Since this festival is predominantly associated with the church, religious motifs are quite appropriate

Stars, suns and other symbols of light are well placed on a lantern

Halloween and St. Martin's Day can combine many themes

Magical beauty is created step by step

Every lantern is beautiful in its own way

The friends of upcycling ideas also like to do handicrafts with egg cartons

Crafting with paper cups can surprise you

The most beautiful things are simple

Cat eyes are easy to draw and cut out

Lanterns can be made from paper plates, glasses, tetra packs etc.

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