Make Your Own Paper Dreidel Lanterns

Woah! I got so much love for the Sukkot lanterns and I have to say, thank you so much!! Since they were such a hit, I just knew I had to make a template for Hanukkah. It is the Festival of Lights, after all. 

For this project, I decided to try a more colorful paper for the lantern along with a confetti vellum. Do you love it?? I know I do. I might just have to re-cut the Sukkot ones with fancy paper. We’ll see. 

Click here to download the free paper dreidel lantern template.

Click here to visit the Cricut project page.

Oh, and I have good news: if you’re cutting these out by hand, the dreidels are wayyyy easier to cut than the lulavs and etrogs. By a lot. I have the dreidel letters in the template, but I kind of liked the simplicity of the silhouette alone. 

As always with paper lanterns: safety first. Do not use these with an open flame. Battery-operated tea lights are highly recommended.



  1. Use the free dreidel lantern template to cut out your paper lantern on card stock.
  2. Fold along the dotted lines.
  3. Glue the lantern where noted.
  4. Glue vellum rectangles behind each window.
  5. Use battery operated tea lights only.

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