A sky lantern, also known as Kongming lantern or Chinese lantern, is a small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended. It is believed that the longer and higher the lanterns float, the more likely the deities will receive your requests. The sky lantern ceremony has come to represent the releasing of one's deepest fears and desires. It is a symbolic cleansing, a letting go of everything that troubles you. It is also the beginning of a new, enlightened you, with the light illuminating the path of knowledge and righteousness. Light Sky Lanterns with our Pack of 5 Sky Lanterns of assorted & vibrant colors. Directions: Remove the Sky Lantern & wax from package. Assemble wax below the lantern, o the coil. Burn the wax & let its hot air collect in the lantern. In around 1-2 minutes, the lantern will start ascending in air. Release it and see it ascend high in the skies. Tip: In some traditions, sky lanterns bear the wishes of the person or family who created them. If you or your family would like to partake in this fun tradition, you may make a wish as your lantern drifts into the sky or write your wish on the material of the lantern before you launch it.