Diwali Craft Activities For Preschoolers: Printable Paper Lanterns

Would you like to create some beautiful and unique Diwali paper lanterns to decorate your home this year?

These printable Diwali paper lanterns are so quick and easy to make and safe to use, that you can make them along with your preschoolers, and even toddlers, as a craft project.

As I have a home with pets, I was looking for ideas for some easy to make, safe and unique Diwali paper lanterns. If you have little kids and don’t want to light oil lanterns that could burn them, you might also be looking for the same thing.

I wanted paper lanterns that I could place anywhere in the home to make it look beautiful. So I did some research online and found a great tutorial with some beautiful patterns to print out and use in my project.

Although the tutorial recommends that you transfer the print to parchment paper, I just printed them out on my ordinary A4 paper and I got some beautiful prints. With my new HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3635 printer, the print quality was perfect.

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The advantage now, is that you just need normal A4 paper and you’re set. Also normal paper is perfect for tiny hands to hold. Parchment paper would be too delicate and would be likely to get crushed by preschoolers and toddlers.

Here’s what you will require to make these beautiful paper lanterns.

1. 12 sheets of normal A4 printing paper.

2. Feviquik or any quick-drying glue

3. 12 LED Tea-Light Candles (I bought mine here on Amazon.in)

4. HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3635 printer (or your normal printer)

As there are three patterns in the tutorial here, you can print out 4 pages of each, or you could even create your own patterns, if you’re artistically inclined (I’m not).

Cut off the edges of the lanterns and apply Feviquik to one end of the printout and stick it over the other end, with the printed side on the outside of the lantern. Leave to dry.

Once they are dry, you can put place an LED Tea-light candle inside and place them all over the house. Switch off the lights for a delightful effect.

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Here’s wishing you a wonderful, happy and prosperous Diwali with your kids and loved ones.