A quick DIY lantern for the Jacksonville Lantern Parade

// photo by Agnes Lopez


Round paper lantern (buy one here)
Battery-operated light
Lightweight paper
2.5” circle paper puncher (or scissors)
Hot glue gun (or craft glue)


1. Cut out a few dozen circles from your paper with the puncher or scissors.
2. Apply some glue to the top quarter of the paper circles one at a time. Press the circles on the lantern in layers, starting from the bottom and moving up.
3. Once dry, insert your light and hang!

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We'll see you with your lantern at the Jacksonville Lantern Parade, April 7, 6-10 PM!