Tutorial | Kids Campfire Lantern

Tutorial | Kids Campfire Lantern

 

Tutorial: Kids Campfire Lantern | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

Hello there! Today is Tuesday, which means another free design to add to your Silhouette library. Don’t you just love that?! This week’s campfire design was practically begging to be made into this kid friendly lantern.

 

To make this campfire lantern you’ll need:

  • clear plastic jar with handle (I found these in the party supply aisle of the craft store. I think they’re called paint can favors.)
  • orange tissue paper
  • flameless tea light
  • yellow, orange, red, and brown adhesive vinyl

Tutorial: Kids Campfire Lantern | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

  • Begin by opening up the campfire design in Silhouette Studio. Ungroup the design and then cut each flame out of the corresponding color of vinyl. I decided to keep it simple and only cut the log outline (instead of the detailed log design) out of brown vinyl. Once they’re cut use the hook tool to remove the excess vinyl from each design.
  • Line up the designs in the order they need to be layered.

Tutorial: Kids Campfire Lantern | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

  • Cut a piece of transfer paper large enough to cover the campfire design. Starting with the small yellow flame, pick up the vinyl using the transfer paper and then remove the backing. Pick up the orange flame, then the red flame, and finally the logs until your full design is layered on your transfer paper.

Tutorial: Kids Campfire Lantern | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

  • Transfer the vinyl to the jar by starting in the center and working your way out.

Tutorial: Kids Campfire Lantern | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

  • Place the tissue paper in the jar, leaving a spot in the middle for the flameless tea light.

Tutorial: Kids Campfire Lantern | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

Tutorial: Kids Campfire Lantern | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

We’ve been having all kinds of fun with this lantern. It’s perfect for pretend play since there is no glass or hot flame involved. Here it is all lit up in my son’s play tent during our indoor camping adventure.

 

Tutorial: Kids Campfire Lantern | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

How will you be using this week’s free campfire design?

 

Tutorial: Kids Campfire Lantern | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

Blade

Hook

Scraper

9-inch matte adhesive vinyl

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5 comments

  1. Always clever, always fun! Thanks Analisa

    1. Thanks so much Robyn!

  2. Thank You for this very cleaver kid friendly lantern. My grandchildren are 3 and 18 months old and I will surely try this!

    1. I’m so glad to hear you and your grandchildren will have fun with this craft! It was quite the hit with my 3 year old 🙂

  3. I too plan to make this lantern with my grandchildren. They are 2 and 6 and I know this will be a huge hit…if we make 2.

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