If you have ever seen Disney’s movie Tangled, you will know that lanterns play a huge part of it. Disney know how popular they are and have incorporated a lantern parade into their Tangle themed restaurant onboard the Disney Magic. I’ve always wanted to make my own, and this inspired me to make melted crayon lanterns as night lights.

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To make your own melt crayon lanterns you will need:

  • Crayons
  • Grater
  • Parchment paper
  • Craft sticks
  • Iron
  • Glue

melted crayon lanterns

Start by grating your crayons over the parchment paper. I wouldn’t use too many colours at once.

melted crayon lanterns

Fold your parchment paper in half, then using a hot iron, run it over your paper quickly. This is why you don’t want too many colours, it tends to make a brown mess when the colours blend together.

To make the sun on my lantern I actually placed some parchment paper into the oven for a few minutes. Then took it out to draw on it. While the tray was still hot the crayon melted as I used it to colour the design. When the tray cooled down too much, I simply popped it back into the oven for a few more minutes.

Glue your craft sticks onto the parchment paper. I made mine into a square, whereas YC did hers as a triangle. Next trim off all the excess paper.  When you have enough sides to your lantern, glue them together.

I think they turned out really nicely, and when illuminated they make a really lovely night light.

If you enjoyed this be sure to check out my melted crayon pictures.

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melted crayon lanterns - make perfect night lights for children

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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