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Make a Chinese Lantern in Six Easy Steps

 

Here is a wonderful project to work on over the long break.

 

Materials needed:

Materials for Making Chinese Paper Lantern

 

  •  One sheet red paper, Letter size or A4
  •  One sheet gold paper, Letter size or A4
  •  Pencil and ruler
  •  Scissors
  •  Glue

 

 

 

Instructions: 

 

Step 1:

  • Fold the red paper in half.
  • Use the pencil and ruler to trace lines perpendicular to the folded side about 3/4″ apart and leaving 3/4″ at the top.
  • Use the scissors to cut through the lines, this will form the bars in the middle of the lantern.

Making Easy  Chinese Paper Lantern Step 1

 

Step 2:

  • Roll the gold paper lengthwise to form a tube, this will be the center of the lantern.
  • Secure it with some glue.

Making Easy  Chinese Paper Lantern Step 2

 

Step 3:

  • Open the red paper.
  • Match the red paper cut out with the gold tube at one end.
  • Secure with glue.

Making Easy  Chinese Paper Lantern Step 3

 

Step 4:

  • Match the other side leaving some of the gold tube visible depending on how tall or short you want your lantern to be
  • Secure with glue.

Making Easy  Chinese Paper Lantern Step 4

 

Step 5:

  • Cut any excess gold tube at the bottom.
  • Or just leave it as part of the decoration.

Making Easy  Chinese Paper Lantern Step 5

 

Step 6:

  • You can use the excess gold strip to make the handle.
  • Glue on both sides at the top.
  • Ready!

Making Easy  Chinese Paper Lantern Step 6

 

Once you have the basics, it’s easy to try out some different variations. Have fun!

 

 

Taken from: http://www.china-family-adventure.com/how-to-make-chinese-lanterns.html#.VOKjo-aUfz4