Chinese Lantern

Discussion in 'Fashion and Crafts' started by cerridwen, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

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    Make a lantern for Chinese New Year.

    [size=+2]Supplies: [/size]

    [size=+2] Colored paper (construction paper or gift wrapping)
    • Scissors
    • Glue, tape, or a stapler
    [​IMG]Fold a rectangular piece of paper in half, making a long, thin rectangle.[​IMG]Make a series of cuts (about a dozen or more) along the fold line. Don't cut all the way to the edge of the paper.[​IMG]Unfold the paper. Glue or staple the short edges of the paper together.[​IMG]Cut a strip of paper 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Glue or staple this strip of paper across one end of the lantern - this will be the handle of the lantern.[​IMG]Optional: Make a lot of lanterns and string them along a length of yarn. Decorate your room!
  2. kitty fabulous

    kitty fabulous smoked tofu

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    we used to make these when we were kids! this is definately a project i should do with the kids soon! (runs out to dollar store for construction paper)

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