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Paper Lanterns Project

Products Used

Additional Products

  • Hole Punch
  • Tape

Project Details

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

Steps

  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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