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This instructable will show you how to make a japanese lantern out of a soda can.
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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you will need: 
1 or more soda cans
an x-acto knife
marker or pen
candle (optional)

Step 2:

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Start by cutting of the top of the can so it is completely open.

Step 3: Cut The Slits

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Draw and cut slits every 1.5 centimeters around the whole can. Leave room on the ends of the cuts so the can doesn't fall to pieces.

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now you have cut the slits, take end and push them together. make sure the columns in between the slits bend in the middle, away from the can. 

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Add a candle and ... walah

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ethanb34 (author) 3 years ago
I originally used a can opener but when i was making the instructable I coudldn't find it
lime3D3 years ago
You can use a standard can opener to remove the lid completely, and without sharp edges.