Your child 3-5 years

Cute, the lanterns!

Once upon a time there was a mouse, a horse and a goose who thought they were lanterns. And these cute animals were all good because you're going to turn them into lanterns. A nice DIY that your child will participate with happiness.


  • Balls lamps (15cm diameter for the mouse, 24cm for the horse and goose)
  • White cardboard
  • Pencil and scissors
  • Glue
  • Twine (for the mane and tail of the horse and the whiskers of the mouse)
  • Skewer sticks (to strengthen the frame of the horse and goose)
  • Paintings and brush


Download the head of the goose

Download the tail of the goose

Download the legs of the goose

Download the horse's head

Download the horse's paws

Download the head of the mouse

Download the tail of the mouse

Download the mouse paws

Production :

  • Using the patterns, draw on the white cardboard the heads and tails of the animals twice, and the legs four times.
  • Cut them out. For added stability, paste the duplicates together.
  • To make the heads of the horse and goose even stiffer, you can also slip a skewer between the duplicates.
  • Give free rein to your imagination and that of your apprentice handyman to paint the heads and limbs of animals. Let it dry.
  • Now all you have to do is assemble the pieces: head, limbs and lantern!
  • Using the string, fine tune the result by adding a mane and tail to the horse, and whiskers to the mouse.

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