Make Chinese Lanterns

Make Chinese Lanterns

Posted 2013-02-05 by Natasha Stewartfollow
Chinese lanterns are a fun and easy craft activity for the kids. Make them around the time of Chinese New Year or the Mid Autumn Festival and they become a great way to teach kids about other cultures and festivals.



Of course, they're not just for kids, make them in all colours and hand them up next time you have a party. You can even string fairy lights through them to add some lights.

What's not to love?

Time: 2 minutes

Materials:

Card (A4 or card of a similar ratio)
Scissors
Glue or Stapler



Method:

  • Take your paper and cut a strip off the side. About 1.5-2cm Thick.




  • Fold the paper in half lengthways.



  • Start from the folded end, and make cuts up the lantern. Stop 1.5-2cm from the top, make sure you do not cut it all the way through.



  • Unfold, if using glue put it on two corners of the lantern.



  • Fold the lantern round, joining up both ends. If you're using a stapler, staple at both ends.



  • Push down on the top of the lantern so that the folds are more pronounced.



  • Glue or staple the handle to the top of the lantern.

  • If you're using glue, leave them for a while to dry before hanging them or playing with them. The benefit of staples is that they are fine to use straight away.



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