Paper Lantern

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Step 1

Assemble your supplies : Construction paper, one for each lantern Scissors Clear tape Pencil Ruler Stapler

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Step 1
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Step 2

Measure out an inch (2.54cm) across the width of the paper. Cut off the top and set it on the side for later. This will be the lantern's handle.

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Step 3 & 4

3. Fold the paper lengthwise (a hot dog fold). 4. Measure out an inch (2.54cm) from the top of the fold. This will be the "stop cut" line.

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Step 5

Make one inch (2.54cm) interval lines across the paper and cut along the lines. Stop at the top line.

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Step 6 & 7

6. Carefully fold the paper the other way. Making this fold will help you hide any pencil marks. 7. Use a small piece of clear tape to connect the two paper ends together. Repeat on the other side.

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Step 8

8. Staple on the handle.

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Step 9

9. Hang up your paper lantern somewhere in the house. Make several lanterns to decorate fully.

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Tips:

Tips: Adults may want to prepare the craft by measuring out lines and have kids cut the paper, with supervision. You can also use card stock for a thicker, sturdier lantern.

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