March 8, 2010

How to make a paper lantern

Learn how to make a paper lantern with these easy instructions. We've already shown you how to make a more complex chinese paper lantern. This is an easier lantern to do with step by step instructions.

You can combine different paper lanterns to create a more special decoration.
To make this lantern you'll need some pieces of card in different colours.
Start by creating a cilinder with a piece of card and glue it to keep it together. Then get a second piece of card and bend it in half. Cut some stripes in the card as shown in the video to create special shapes for your lantern. Then bend the edges of the card to have a surface for fixing it easier to the first cilinder and use a thread to hang your lantern.

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