Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How to make Patriotic Paper Lanterns

ka101350_sum05_lantern.jpg  Hello everyone! This Monday is Memorial Day. Today we are going to do a fun, festive craft for this holiday. You can use this craft as a decoration to hang everywhere. You can also string it outside for a barbeque. Or you can beat the heat and keep you lanterns inside as a nice, patriotic decoration to give your house that nice red,white,and blue feeling. You can also use these easy lanterns as a decoration Now lets get started!

  • Construction paper(red,white,and blue)
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  1. Cut construction paper to 6 by 9 inches; fold in half lengthwise.
  2.  Fold edges back 1/2 inch for rims, and crease; unfold. 
  3. Glue a 1/2-by-9-inch strip of decorative paper on each rim.
  4.  Cut slits from middle fold to rims, spacing 3/4 inch apart. 
  5. Shape into lantern: Open paper; bring the ends together to overlap slightly; staple. Staple 3/4-by-8-inch paper handle inside lantern. 
  6. Glue on construction-paper stars.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

How to make Rocket favor packaging

 Hello everyone. In a few weeks Memorial day will come. Today we are going to make a craft that will get you planning for Memorial Day. We will make red,white, and blue rocket favors. You can store candy or anything else in these cute favors to give out during Memorial Day. I hope these rockets sure bring out that patriotic feeling of Memorial Day. Now, lets get started!

  • Rocket Crackers Clip Art
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch heavyweight paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • 8-by-5 1/2-inch pieces of white tissue paper
  • White twine
  • Hot-glue gun

  1. Print the clip art onto the heavy weight paper or regular paper if wanted.
  2. Place the rectangular clip art blank side up. Put double sided tape on one side.Fold a piece of tissue paper in half (so it measures 4 by 5 1/2 inches). Place the tissue fold at the bottom of the card stock, pressing it to the tape to secure.
  3.  Roll the card stock and tissue into a tube, and secure with double-sided tape. Cinch the tissue at the bottom of the rocket, and tie it with twine.
  4. Roll fan-shaped clip art into a cone; secure with hot glue. Place candies inside rocket. Use hot glue to attach cone to body.
  5. Enjoy your rocket!
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