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Chinese Lantern

Making of Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern

Materials needed:

1) Colored paper (construction paper or gift wrapping paper)
2) Scissors
3) Glue
4) Tape/stapler


  1. Cut a big rectangular piece out of the construction paper. Fold it in half to make a long, thin rectangular shape.
  2. Along the fold line of the paper and make a series of cuts - about a dozen or more. Don't cut all the way to the edge of the paper.
  3. Unfold the paper and glue/staple its short edges together. Your "Chinese Lantern" is ready.
  4. Cut a rectangular strip (dimensions: 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide) out of the construction paper. Glue or staple this strip across one end of the lantern and you have a handle for your lantern.
  5. Make a lot of lanterns in a similar way. String them along a length of yarn to make a colourful decoration for your room!