Paper Lanterns Project

Additional Products

  • Hole Punch
  • Tape

Project Details

Making paper lanterns is a fun, creative way to decorate your room all year round.


  1. Lay construction paper vertically. Fold bottom left corner to top edge. Take bottom right corner to meet first fold.

    Step 1

  2. Unfold both corners.

    Step 2

  3. Fold top left corner down to bottom edge and fold top right corner to meet first fold. Unfold both corners.

    Step 3

  4. Fold corners in half from point to point.

    Step 4

  5. Unfold both corners.

    Step 5

  6. Fold corners from point to point on opposite side and then unfold.

    Step 6

  7. Continue folding corners at half way points throughout the entire sheet. When finished folding, turn the sheet over.

    Step 7

  8. Make horizontal creases at all intersections. The folding is now complete. Bend the sheet of paper around so the diagonal folds pop out.

    Step 8

  9. When you have the lantern shape formed, tape the inside to hold the lantern together.

  10. With a hole puncher, punch two sides opposite of each other and tie yarn through the holes.

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