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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