In 2020, we were pleased to share with you 4 lantern-making videos by 4 different artists, Simon Durocher-Gosselin, Lisa Kimberly Glickman, Chloé Holliday and Flávia Nascimento. 


These 4 creative minds were excited to share their inspiration with you. Of course, you can still watch the videos in the comfort of your own home. Each lantern also comes with a set of written instructions (in English and French) so you can follow them step by step.


Don't forget to visit our Lantern Workshops page to see our workshop schedule for this year. 

If you want to make other types of lanterns you can also read our lantern recipe book. 


Sherby the fish by Chloé Holliday

Instructions in French here 

Instructions in English here 

Video Credits | Artist Chloé HollidayProduction - Claudia AranaPhoto Director - David CruzEditing - Ready2PostIllustration - Pixels et Paillettes 

Difficulty level: intermediate (several steps)

Chloé had created Sherby the Fish (+ siblings) for Rivers of Light 2019. In front of general amazement, we decided that it was time to share with you how Sherby was made!

About Chloé 

Chloé is always there when it comes to studying new techniques, whether it be carpentry, decorative arts, mosaics or textiles! She enjoys playing with these various influences in her creations. Creator of some of the very first Rivers of Light lanterns in 2015, she has continued to make multiple lanterns throughout the years. In this video, she welcomes us into her garden for a relaxing moment of lantern-making. 

The Icosahedron Lantern by Simon Durocher-Gosselin

Instructions written in French here 

Instructions written in English here 

Download model here

Download triangles simple + double here


Video Credits | Artist - Simon Durocher-Gosselin | Photo director - Simon Durocher-Gosselin | Editing - Ready2Post 

Level of difficulty : advanced

Inspired by his studies in massage therapy, Simon proposes an icosahedron, a shape with 20 faces. This shape symbolizes water and helps circulate energy in a fluid, balanced way.    

About Simon 

An artist who is perpetually on lookout for what his environment has to offer, Simon explores and fuses circus and scenography techniques, constantly pushing the limits of his inventiveness. Simon was at the very first Rivers of Light lantern workshop in 2015 and has never ceased to amaze us with his scenographic vision of lanterns ever since! This video brings together artistic vision and technique alongside his trademark sense of humour.


The Little Baby Fish by Flávia Nascimento

Level of Difficulty : Easy  (Note :children might need help with the exacto !)

A cute Baby Fish who will accompany you in all your adventures!

About Flávia 

An outstanding musician, Flávia is also a keen practitioner of the visual and performing arts. Flávia has been participating in Rivers of Light for several years, wearing a number of different hats. We are ready to bet that you’ll have a smile on your face while watching this video!  

Instructions written in French here 

Instructions written in English ici 

Video Credits  | Artiste - Flávia Nascimento | Photo Director -  Tom Wity Editing Tom Wity et Ready2PostIllustration - Pixels et Paillettes.

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The Water Lily by Lisa Kimberly Glickman (in English)

Difficulty Level : Easy  (Note : si vous le faites avec des enfants, ils auront besoin de l’aide des adultes pour les ciseaux !)

A beautiful illuminated water lily to light up courtyards and gardens. 

About Lisa 

Lisa Kimberly Glickman is an artist, art educator and photographer. Always happy to collaborate, she has become a true lantern-making machine in the preparation of the event. So many, but so many lanterns!

Instructions written in French here 

Instructions written in English here 

Video Credits | Artist Lisa Kimberly Glickman | Photo Director Lisa Kimberly Glickman Editing Ready2Post 

In collaboration with ELAN Québec


Click on the lanterns below to discover other shapes and patterns