Step 2: Cutting your Bamboo
To ensure that the shape of the lantern will be consistent the lengths of the pieces of flat bamboo must be the same, or at least very close in size.
I made each piece 25.5 inches long. But it is up to you how big or small you want your star to be. Play around.
Take the garden shears, flat bamboo and cut 10 pieces of the same length.