How To Make A Lantern

Two participants hold up their handmade lanterns

In the Lantern Parade, you make the magic!

The lantern parade is a form of "civic play" - a chance for creative play in a public space. Families create their own lanterns, then gather to celebrate, dance, and parade together! 

Lantern-making Kits will not be available during the event. Be sure to make your lantern in advance, then bring it to the parade! Only LED battery powered lights are allowed (no fire or flying lanterns). 

How will you make a lantern? 


Make at a Workshop

Learn how to create your very own Lantern Parade "Everybody Puppet!" Join parade artist Chantelle Rytter, as she leads Lantern Workshops on Saturday, April 6.

Workshop Details 


Make at Home 

Can't attend a workshop? You can make a lantern at home -- with a Make-A-Lantern Kit!

Beginning April 4, Make-A-Lantern Kits will be available at Steel Canyon Golf Club (460 Morgan Falls Rd) and Ace Hardware (1316 Dunwoody Village Pkwy).

Make-A-Lantern Kits will also be available for purchase at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (Studio Theatre Lobby, 1 Galambos Way), during the workshops on Saturday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Make-A-Lantern Kits


Make Something YOU-nique! 

Let your imagination run wild and make your own lantern! Whether it is a globe, costume, or umbrella - the only requirement is that it glows. There are lots of free, easy lantern-making ideas on Chantelle's website: 

Free Lantern Ideas

Only LED battery powered lights are allowed. No fire, and no flying lanterns. 


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