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These LED paper lanterns are very customizable, you can use any size or type of paper and print any graphic on it. You could even draw on the paper, or better yet have your kids drawings light up.

These can go on a flat surface or be placed on a wall. Great for events, dinners, parties, weddings, or children's crafts.

The magnets are used to hold the LED in place as well as attach the lantern to a metal surface. You can substitute tape in place if you are not using magnets.

Find a work surface and prepare your lantern parts:

- 2 Rare Earth Magnets
- 1 3V Through-hole LED - any color or type
- 1 Peice of paper
- 1 CR2032 Coin Cell Battery
- Tape

Step 1: Tape Magnets To Paper

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Tape the 10mm magnets to your paper so that the magnet is centered on the edge of the sheet.
 

do u have any other thing like ones that float up in the air

lilyleds (author)  victoria.cheney.107 months ago

I can make them. I found a way to add the helium after putting the light in and turning it on. Can do really bright ones too.

azebra62 years ago
Thank you for this. It is so lovely and so simple for any occasion. Delightful.
Mitsi13 years ago
This is great! Ill be trying this Is it possible to deactivate the magnets and then reactivate them? I'm thinking of this for picnics.
lilyleds (author)  Mitsi13 years ago
Hi,
The magnets will always have the attraction.
Best to use one at a time and keep away from metal.
Mitsi1 lilyleds3 years ago
Whoops, I meant the batteries, not the magnets :-).
Hulali3 years ago
I really like what you've done and am planning on trying it myself. What is the height of the 10mm magnets you used?
lilyleds (author)  Hulali3 years ago
Hello, the magnets are 2 mm thick.