- Construction paper(red,white,and blue)
- Cut construction paper to 6 by 9 inches; fold in half lengthwise.
- Fold edges back 1/2 inch for rims, and crease; unfold.
- Glue a 1/2-by-9-inch strip of decorative paper on each rim.
- Cut slits from middle fold to rims, spacing 3/4 inch apart.
- Shape into lantern: Open paper; bring the ends together to overlap slightly; staple. Staple 3/4-by-8-inch paper handle inside lantern.
- Glue on construction-paper stars.