This Monday, November 11, it will be Sinte Maarten and the kids will go to the streets with a lantern to sing their songs in exchange for sweets or fruit.
Sint Maarten is not celebrated in the same way everywhere. Parades are organized in some places and bonfires are ignited in others. General is the lantern tour. This is most common in the Netherlands in the northern provinces and in North Holland. The children make lanterns and pass by houses with the lights.
Topsitters has put together 7 x simple DIY lanterns to make with kids for Sinte Maarten from different materials with your children.
These animal lanterns are cute, easy and low cost. In the link you can see how to turn this traditional lamp into a lantern for Sinte Maarten.
Moon & Stars Lantern
Let the moon and stars shine with Sinte Maarten. Make a round tube from sturdy paper. Before putting it together, cut out moons and stars. Stick colored tissue paper behind it and the effect is very nice!
Chinese Paper Lantern
In the video below you can see how you can make a Chinese lantern quickly and easily.
Are your kids also under the spell of unicorns? This blog describes how to make a lantern with your unicorn fan.
Lampion from glass jar
You can also make a beautiful lantern with some iron wire and paper from a glass jar.
In this video you can see how to make a Rocket Lantern from an old plastic bottle;
Paper animal lantern
With some cardboard, scissors, glue and flowery paper you can make this easy owl