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Hanging Diwali Light

You can make this craft a month before Diwali starts, and hang it in your balcony, to announce the advent of Diwali.

Materials You will need:

A Sheet of cardboard, cut into size 20cm X 6.5cm.

A colored paper (preferably marble paper) of your choice, cut it into size 19cm X 8.5cm

A different colored paper, of size 19cmX19cm

White paper of size 20cmX6.5cm or water color.

A large piece of string or ribbon.

Scissors, Glue and stapler.


Paint the cardboard into a contrast color, or white, with water color, or just stick plain white paper, throughout the cardboard.

Roll the piece of cardboard.

Take the piece of color paper
of size 19cm x 8.5cm and fold it in half.

Now from the lower, closed side, make deep, straight cuts with scissors, keeping a margin of 1cm at the top.

Now unfold the piece of paper, and stick in the upper and lower part of the cardboard cylinder, using the margins.

Take the remaining piece of paper, cut in in the same way keeping a margin of 1cm, but this time without folding.

Stick the paper along the lower part of the lantern
, using the margin.

Make two holes in the top, and use the string/ribbon to hang your lantern.

You Diwali hanging lantern is ready. You can put in a florescent bulb inside to light it.

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