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Bring life to your lanterns. Light up your autumn with creative lantern designs - realized with edding gloss paint markers.

The nights are drawing in and autumn is just around the corner. Now is the time for all the family to get ready for the traditional lantern procession and help the children make their very own one-of-a-kind lanterns. The edding paint markers are perfect for crafting at home.

To create your own unique lanterns you will need:
  • The edding 751 gloss paint marker in the colours gold and silver for drawing finer lines.
  • The edding 750 gloss paint marker in the colours gold and silver for drawing wider lines.
  • Transparent paper for lanterns - fireproof and self-adhesive on the outside.
  • Red, thin transparent paper.
  • A lantern cover and base with a diameter of approx. 15 cm.
  • A tea-light (or an artificial tea-light).
  • A handle for your lantern.
  • A wooden stick to hang the lantern on.
  • Scissors.
  • Craft glue.

Step-by-step instructions: How to make and decorate the lanterns with your children using edding gloss paint markers:
  • Cut the fireproof transparent paper for lanterns so that the finished lantern is approx. 30 cm high. 
  • The width of the cut transparent paper must correspond with the desired circumference of the lantern, i.e. the circumference of the lantern cover and base. Remember to leave a 2 cm overlap for gluing.
  • Glue the fireproof transparent paper with the top and bottom of the lantern cover to form a cylinder. Glue the overlapping edges together.
  • Allow to dry. Then remove the film from the fireproof transparent paper and stick the red, thin transparent paper to it to form colourful stripes.
  • Draw your chosen motifs on the lantern body with the edding gloss paint markers. Place the crown template from these instructions inside the lantern so that the motif shows through.
  • Trace the crown. The edding 750 gloss paint marker is suitable for larger areas and wider lines, while the edding 751 gloss paint marker is suitable for more detailed designs and for writing words such as “Princess”.
  • Punch holes for attaching the handle in the horizontal rim of the cover then insert the handle.
  • Place a tea-light or an artificial tea-light inside the lantern and let the lantern procession begin!


Activating your edding gloss paint marker correctly:


  1. Shake the pen firmly with the cap closed. 
  2. Pump the pen’s nib carefully up and down on a piece of scrap paper until ink runs into the nib.
  3. Try a few strokes with the marker on the scrap paper.
  4. Don’t forget to always put the cap on again firmly after use.




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