lantern making Instructions


Bromyard Community Arts are organising ‘November Lantern Making’ to fill shops in the High Street with lanterns for this year’s Bromyard Christmas Light Up

The Kit

  • 2 x A4 pieces of heavy weight Vilene (used in sewing) for the lantern. 1 lantern for you and 1 for Bromyard.

  • 1 x A4 sheet of instructions

You can watch a video on how to make the lanterns  (see below)

You will need

  1. Decorative materials- felt-tips, sharpies, paints, glitter gel pens, shiny papers, ribbons, tissue paper, PVA glue, wrapping paper, scissors, glue brushes, paint brushes

  2. You can use as little or as much as you like.


To make

  1. Lay the lantern dull side up. (dull side is the front, shiny side is the back) with the wire at the top.

  2. Leave a 2 cm border each side- this is so can be put together later.

  3. Now draw, paint, print, collage your Christmas design on the front

(Think about your design and maybe try out some ideas on a spare piece of paper)

Write your name and school/group/ or phone number either on a piece of masking tape or onto the fabric on the back (shiny side), bottom right hand side.


When you have finished your lantern:

  1. Wait until your lantern is dry, (the lanterns will be constructed all together at a later date) and then put it in your envelope. Write your name, school or group or address on the envelope.


  1. Return your finished lantern to –

  • Your school or group.


  • Post it in the Lantern Post Box at the big Coop



(To make up the lantern -if you are making one for yourself- just gently bend round to close the 2 ends and staple in place. Add a battery candle to light your lantern)

Lantern   Making   Video

The video has been made by A.P.P.L.E. A charity working with children and young people. www.apple-play.com