Kids Craft – Chinese Paper Lantern

Hey kids, check out these easy directions for making your own Chinese lanterns! Try making a whole bunch, and string them up in your room!

What you Need

  • Colored paper (either construction paper, or maybe even gift-wrapping paper)
  • Craft glue, tape, or a stapler
  • Scissors

What you do

  1. Fold a sheet of paper lengthwise to make a long, thin rectangle.
  2. Make 12 or more parallel cuts through the folded edge, but don’t cut all the way through.
  3. Unfold your paper, then attach the short ends of your paper together with glue, tape, or staples, making a cylinder.
  4. Cut a 1/2-inch strip of paper that’s about 6 inches long and glue, tape, or staple the ends onto the lantern to make a handle.
  5. Make as many lanterns as you want, and string them up for a pretty decoration to your room!
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