Introduction: Paper Lantern

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How to make a paper lantern.

Step 1: Materials

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You will need paper (Color does not matter)



Markers/ crayons/ colored pencils/paint (Optional)

A pencil

Step 2: Paper

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Fold your paper in half

Horizontal or vertical is fine.

Step 3: Decorating Your Paper

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Decorate your one side of the paper.

If you don't do it that is perfectly fine.

Step 4: Cutting the Paper

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You will need to cut the paper, to make it a lantern.

Just cut the paper going down into lines.

If you want to make it look like a christmas tree, make the lines start off small and get bigger. Then add a small one at the last line for the bottom of the christmas tree.

*Don't make these lines go to the open side of the paper. Cut the lines from the closed side.

The picture shows what it should look like.

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Step 6: Forming the Lantern

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Take your scissors or glue. Fold your lantern. Not in half. Start off folding it in half but then twist it to make a circle on the top, you should see a circle on the top or the bottom. Glue, tape, or staple this. There is your lantern.


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-12-06

You could even do this on a much smaller scale and put them around Christmas lights.

That's pretty creative and smart! ;)

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