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The perfect lantern for St. Martin’s procession

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Can you hear the children singing St. Martin songs?

Our lantern-making tips

Soon it’s that time again and St. Martin's processions will be seen in the streets. Making your own lantern? Here are some easy instructions.

Blow up a bright balloon and tie a knot at the bottom. Prepare some wallpaper paste (you can make it yourself or buy it in a craft store) and tear coloured tissue paper into medium-sized pieces. The lanterns will shine especially brightly if you use yellow, orange, or pink paper that lets the light shine through. Apply three layers of wallpaper paste and tissue paper to your balloon until it is well covered, and let it dry for 48 hours (the easiest way to do this is to hang the balloon on a string). It is important to make your lantern a few days before the procession so that the glue has enough time to dry. After the glue has dried, cut out a circular opening at the top and carefully release the balloon. Now all you have to do is glue a tea light to the bottom of the lantern and use a wire to make two supports to hang on a stick, and your St. Martin's lantern is complete! Ready for the events in Italy among the Dolomites on your holidays? With children, your stay will be an unforgettable experience.

The Rainer family from Family Resort Rainer ****s

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The perfect lantern for St. Martin’s procession
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