Paper Lantern Workshop

Sarah Cannell is a painter and artist as well as the curator of Raveningham Sculpture Trail. Her work is inspired by living in the Waveney Valley. Sarah was working with us at First Light to create a lantern parade as part of the sunrise celebrations. As a little taster of what is to come. you can take part in this workshop and build your own lantern out of willow and tissue paper – keep it safe and you can join in with us on the beach in 2021!

To join in you will need:

  • – 4 x 14cm sticks
  • – 4 x 20cm sticks
  • – 4 x 80cm sticks (and spares)
  • – Masking tape
  • – Watered down PVA glue (half water, half PVA)
  • – Tissue paper (ideally wet strength)
  • – A paint brush
  • – String
  • – Scissors and secateurs
  • – A tiny battery powered light / tea light


Have fun! And don’t forget to send us your creations – email us at or tag us and use #FirstLightFromHome on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share your paper lantern!