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Here you will learn how to make a traditional paper lantern from an A4 sheet of paper
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Hi. I was looking for this exact pattern, and I am so happy to have found it. I've made these before, but wanted to have an easy set of instructions to share with some other people. This is perfect! Thank you. Note to Victoria and Broom, no this is not a kind of lantern in which you could set a tea light. The picture you see is what you get--it does not have a bottom to it, they are just decorative but useless, something kids or moms could make for a decoration, like for Chinese New Year. For this one, the way I have seen it used is having a ribbon through the handle and hanging it up to look at. But then again, if you had one of those batter operated tea lights, you could set the tea light on a table and just set this over it... but there is no bottom to the lantern, it is just open at the bottom, and the ones that are made like this don't usually have lights. These are just really easy for kids to make. There are many patterns for different kinds of paper lanterns, so if you search around a bit you may find something that works better for your needs. But this in the end will look exactly as shown in the last diagram... and it is open at the bottom and at the top.
Er, confused, I want to make a lantern a battery tea light could sit inside, this doesn't appear to have a bottom for a light to sit on?
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