Paper Lantern Decoration with Preschooler : It’s a Zebra!

I always like DIY projects. Though it is difficult to find time, I always try to add some personal touch creating something DIY for most family events including the Birthday parties. However now with my preschool going kid, I get opportunities to do arts and crafts at home spending time in really fun projects.

These projects are not only educational for my kid, but also these give me some relaxing time with opportunity to hang on something that I really like.

So, our recent craft project is this Zebra paper lantern. After our paper plate bird craft, school teachers sent request of joining to a lantern competition by decorating a paper lantern. School provided the white paper lantern. Our task was to decorate it with the kid for the lantern festival.

Paper Lantern Decoration with Preschooler

My kid loved to join with the lantern festival, so we received our paper lantern to decorate.

In Sri Lanka we make and decorate lanterns for the Vesak Day festival which is a Buddhist Festival. So, I have experience of decorating such Vesak lanterns. But, in Singapore these lanterns are for Mid-Autumn festival which I haven’t joined before. So, I didn’t have any clue on how to do the decoration.

After searching online for some ideas, together with my kid we decided to decorate it as a zebra. My kid loves animals. So, he wanted an animal face on the paper lantern.

Paper Lantern Decoration with Preschooler : How we did

Decorating the lantern was not so difficult once we have necessary paper cuttings.

Paper Lantern Decoration with Preschooler

We cut zebra’s eyes,mouth,nose etc before pasting those.

I used black colour paper and cut zebra’s eyes, mouth, nose and strips.

Paper Lantern Decoration with Preschooler

All the materials are ready!

My kid pasted those in the lantern. To paste those in the correct place, I helped the kid. He enjoyed applying glue and pasting those on the lantern.

After few easy steps, our lantern is ready! Don’t forget to paste zebra’s ears too.

Paper Lantern Decoration with Preschooler

Our Zebra Paper Lantern Decoration

The day which we had to bring the decorated lanterns,my kid was the earliest to the preschool.He woke up early and was so excited to show his zebra paper lantern to his teacher!

Paper Lantern Decoration with Preschooler

Does it look like a zebra?  🙂

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Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own business Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)

6 Comments

Carola

about 4 weeks ago

DIY projects are the best! A lantern festival sounds like fun. Do you also have pictures of all the kids with their lanterns? I really love the Zebra lantern you made. It looks awesome!

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Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

about 4 weeks ago

I have pictures from lantern festival.I am planning another post with those pictures.... :)

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Berlin | Momi Berlin

about 4 weeks ago

Your lantern is cuteness. Honestly, I wouldn't even think its possible to Diy lanterns like that. More than the creativity, I am seeing you think forward - seeing that everything is possible and then you work on the project na. Part of me is wishing my boys would have a similar project so I could impress my boys how to make their lanterns presentable, too.

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Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

about 4 weeks ago

With love to crafts and DIY I always use such school work to enjoy our time.Thanks for the appreciation... :)

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Maria Teresa Dumadag

about 4 weeks ago

I love it! It looks like a zebra! Good job! I plan to do something similar with my kids. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

about 4 weeks ago

Glad you like it..

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