Lantern ParadeJoin us to light up Downtown Madison!
Join the Madison Arts Council for our 4th annual Lantern Parade!
Countdown to Lantern Parade
After you create your lantern, join us on in Downtown Madison at 6:15 p.m on December 1st. We’ll be lighting up the Christmas trees on Main Street! This is first event to kick off the “Christmas Magic in Downtown Madison!”
Meet MAC with your child to line up at Old Black Bear on Main Street just before 6:15 p.m. From there, the parade participants will head down to Main Street just past 16 Main in front of the shops.
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Materials Needed to Make a Lantern
- 1 – 12 oz. Neon Colored Plastic Cup
- 1 – 12 inch Doilies
- 1 – Glue Stick
- 1 – 1/2 Inch Piece of Shimmery Stiff Ribbon (For the Handle)
- 1 – Decorative sticker/Ribbon that is shimmery (To decorate the outside of the lantern)
- 1 – Scotch Tape
- 1 – Hole Punch
- 1 – Battery powered LED Tea Light
How to make a Lantern
Step 1: Use your glue stick to put glue all along the bottom of your cup.
Step 2: Firmly place your cup with the bottom covered in glue in the center of the doilie.
Step 3: Place two piece of scotch tape directly across from each other along the rim of the cup. (This will prevent the cup from cracking when you punch a hole through it.)
Step 4: Create a plus sign with the glue stick on the doilie. Make sure you apply the glue generously .
Step 5: Fold up the paper on all four sides. Press the doile firmly against the cup.
Step 6: Use your glue stick to place a line of glue along the edge of the folded up doilie. Fold the doil to wrap around the cup. Continue to do this for all four sides.
Step 7: Use a decorative ribbon to wrap around the middle of the cup.
Step 8: Use a hole punch on the two places on the cup with the two pieces of tape. Use the stiff shimmery ribbon to create a handle with the two holes.