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Thank you to everyone that took part in the Daventry Lantern Parade and Spirit of Christmas.

We will be publishing details for 2018 later in the year.

How to Make a Willow Lantern

How to Make a Paper Lantern

What you'll need:

  • A4 sheet of card
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

How to Make a Paper Lantern:

Cut a 2cm strip off the short side of your paper and set it aside to use as a handle.

Fold the paper in half lengthwise.

Cut fringe-style incisions from the folded side and stopping 2cm away from the edge of the card.

Open out the card.

Fold it so the two short sides of the paper come together and secure with a staple.

Staple the handle to the top of your paper lantern.

How to Make a Jam Jar Lantern

What you'll need:

  • A washed jar
  • Coloured Paper
  • PVA Glue
  • String or wire to make the handle if required

How to make them:

Cover the outside of your jar in PVA glue.

Stick tissue paper to the outside of the jar in your chosen pattern/design.

Cover with PVA glue over the top to harden the tissue paper

Leave to dry

If required you can make a handle for the jar our of string or wire.

Place a battery powered tealight or battery powered fairy lights in the jar for the parade.