DIY lantern made of paper plates with moving wings

Yay, my new bat lantern is finished and I’m really excited to see how you like it 😉 I personally think it’s really cute because her wings are movable and she can wrap them around her body and get ready to sleep. Instead of a lantern stick, I simply used a branch with paper leaves glued to it, which the bat can then dangle comfortably from. There is another ready-made print template for you in two different plate sizes, which you can find in the material list.

Material list:

  • Bat lantern print file (for 23 and 19 cm size): CLICK
  • Kraft paper: CLICK
  • Soup paper plate natural 19 cm, available at Rewe locally or here: CLICK
  • or classic paper plates 23 cm in brown: CLICK
  • Tracing paper, I have THIS and THIS used
  • a branch as a lantern stick
  • Green and black construction paper scraps for leaves and nose
  • Piece of white plain paper for teeth
  • Mini LED fairy lights: CLICK and additional LED light for inside
  • black marker pen
  • pointed scissors or craft knife
  • Craft glue or hot glue

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And here you go Step-by-Step-Video

The bat lantern is ready! By the way, I have more lantern ideas for you here: CLICK

Have fun crafting!

Your Sammy


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