DIY lantern/night light made from paper plates

You voted on Instagram and the most requested motif was the squirrel 😉 So today my new squirrel lantern was finished and I’m excited to see how you like it 😉 The special extra is that the walnut is in the squirrel’s paws glows in the dark like a little treasure. Instead of a lantern stick, I once again used a simple branch, which fits perfectly with the forest animal theme and looks beautifully natural. There is another ready-made print template for you in two different plate sizes, which you can find in the material list.

Material list:

  • Squirrel lantern print file (for 23 and 19 cm size): CLICK
  • Kraft paper: CLICK
  • Natural cardboard soup plate 19-20 cm: CLICK
  • alternatively flatter plates, 19 cm: CLICK
  • or classic paper plates 23 cm in brown: CLICK
  • Transparent Paper: CLICK
  • a branch as a lantern stick
  • Walnut divided in half
  • Dried flowers for the hair, mine are from Soestrene Grene
  • Plain white paper (80 g) for the eyes and stomach
  • LED cork light: CLICK and if necessary, additional LED light
  • Wire for suspension
  • black and white marker pen
  • if necessary, orange acrylic paint
  • pointed scissors or craft knife
  • Craft glue or hot glue

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The DIY squirrel lantern is ready, which you can also use as a decorative light or night light for the children’s room 😉 I have more lantern ideas for you here, for example my new dinosaur lantern: CLICK or more: CLICK

Have fun crafting!

Your Sammy


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