St. Martin’s Day lantern
Find out how to make a colourful lantern …
Every year on 11 November, lots of German children make a colourful St. Martin’s Day lantern and take part in a St. Martin’s Day procession.
You can find out more about St. Martin on our St. Martin’s Day page.
Why not make your own St. Martin’s Day lantern?
You will need:
- A piece of wire (you can cut and bend a clothes hanger using a pair of pliers. Get an adult to help you!)
- A candle holder (you can use a tea light candle)
- A round cheese box (from Brie or Camembert cheese)
- Transparent paper
Before you start, make sure you get an adult to help you!
Glue together colourful pieces of transparent paper to form a rectangle. If it fits around the cheese box, it’s big enough.
Make two holes in the top ring of the lantern. Bend the wire into the shape of a handle and put it through the holes.
Your lantern is ready!
Remember, fire is very dangerous! Ask an adult to help you before lighting your lantern.
I like St. Martin’s Day because singing at the St. Martin’s Day procession is so much fun!