I had a diy night the other day, we made laterns from paper.
In Germany it is a tradition to make lanterns and walk with them outdoors during the dark time of the year, ususally during fall. Mostly it is done by children with their parents. But who cares?
I made this matryoshka lantern, with a pattern I drew myself. First I wanted to make an owl, but the body turnded out a bit different and simply screamed for a little doll.
This is what we came up with. The snake was made before, and modeled for us. ;)
Of course did we take the lanterns out too, it was really fun and nothing was set on fire. ;)
I think I might use my lantern as a decoration from now on, because I think it turned too out cute not to be displayed. And if stay in the room, it will be save - especially if I put the candle into a little glass and then into the body.
What you need:
- an idea/a pattern, selfmade or f. ex. downloaded
- thick cardboard
- transparent paper
- wire, for mounting the stick.
- a stick
- a candle, I used a tea light and it worked fine