Fall is one of our favorite seasons. The weather is getting a little cooler, the leaves are changing, and the autumn colors are so beautiful! Continue to embrace the season with this Fall Lantern craft!

Here are the supplies needed for this craft:

  • RoseArt Crayons
  • RoseArt School Glue
  • USA Gold #2 Pencils
  • 18 x 12 Drawing Paper
  • Poster Board or Card Board
  • Tissue Paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Leaf Template

First, take your RoseArt crayons and color all over the drawing paper. I used 6 different fall RoseArt crayon colors and colored the paper completely. You can also substitute the crayons for RoseArt Colored Pencils if you’d like!

Next, fold up all four sides about 2”. Cut 1” slits across the entire bottom, but do not go past the fold line.

Now, take your leaf template and trace in the center of the non-colored side of the lantern. I used the same leaf pattern as the Fall Leaf activity we did last year! Be sure that the slits are on the bottom when you trace your leaf.

Carefully cut out the leaf pattern when ready.

Then, cut out a small square of the tissue paper and cover the leaf pattern entirely. Use the tape to adhere the tissue paper onto the lantern.

Now this is where it might get a little tricky! In order to create a cylinder shape with the lantern, bring the ends of the paper together and hook the folded ends into one another. For the lantern to be sturdy enough, it should be 5-6” in diameter. Use your tape to secure the pieces together.

To create a sturdy bottom, use your cardboard to trace and cut two circles the size of the lantern. Place one circle at the bottom of the lantern and start to fold down the fringe. Tape down.

To make it even sturdier (so it can be used several times!), place the second circle on the bottom and glue using your RoseArt School Glue.

To finish, cut a 1” thick band to act as a handle at the top. Secure the handle with your RoseArt School Glue or tape.

You can use the lantern as a decorative piece in your house, and then use it for Halloween as well! Very versatile and festive for the fall!