Make a Kandil this Diwali Make your own lanterns to brighten up your home this diwali. It is very easy and fun to make! Follow our simple instructions and use colors of your choice to make the kandil look the way you want it to. Form a roll with a sheet of cardboard 20cm x6.5cm. Take a colored tinted paper 19cm x 8.5cm and fold it in half. Make parallel cuts at a distance of about 0.4cm as shown, leaving a margin of 1cm. Now unfold and paste the margins along the upper and the lower edges of the cylinder. For extra decoration, cut a sheet of thin colored paper 19cm x 19cm, as shown, leaving a margin of 1cm. Stick it along the lower edge of the lantern.