Celebrations and Festivals

DIY Diwali Craft - A Lantern

Shikha Batra

Created by Shikha Batra
Updated on Nov 12, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

Hello Everyone! Here is wishing everyone a Happy Diwali! Today I will be making a lantern to prep up your home for a special occasion like Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights. 


To make this lantern you would need: 

  • Any light colored chart paper 

  • Cardboard

  • Any two colored yarns 

  • Beads 

  • Acrylic or Poster Paints 

  • Paint brush

  • Ice Cream Sticks (20-25 in number)

  • Sequins or any other decorative material to decorate 

  • Fevicol 

  • A pair of Scissors 

  • A scale

  • A pencil or pen

  • Any battery operated light source 


Procedure to make lantern:


  • Take a cardboard and cut out four pieces of size 24cm length and 13cm breadth. Now draw a rectangle keping 2cms distance from all the edges. Cut out on the lines drawn. 

  • Color the frames with any dark color of your choice. 

  • Take the ice cream sticks and color them with any three colors of your choice. 

  • Take a chart paper of length 24cms and breadth 56cms. 

  • Arrange the frames in such a manner that there is a gap of 0.5 cms in between the frames and leave 2cms at the end. 

  • Take two colored yarns to make the tassles and wind them 10 times around your 4 fingers. Tie it with a knot and leave approximately 15 cms of yarn for hanging it. 

  • Put these tassles on the folded marks and secure them with a piece of tape. 

  • Arrange the colored ice cream sticks by alternating the colors on to the frames and then paste these.  

  • Decorate the frames using sequins and other decorative material.

  • Now paste one edge to the other to bring the two sides of the lantern together using glue. 

  • Put the battery operated light / LED lights / electric bulb inside the lantern.

  • Make four holes on the four sides and insert the yarn through the holes for hanging the lantern.


Your Lantern is ready to decorate your home for Diwali!  


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Nov 12, 2020

Very innovative and interesting dear Shikha. Loved it !! Infact look forward to all your blogs !!They are all very informative. Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Diwali !! Keep blogging .👍👍👌👌

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| Nov 12, 2020

I really enjoyed it ☺️. it's beautiful and good idea. thanks for sharing 👍

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| Nov 15, 2020

Nice one Shikha Batra

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