China Craft ~ Paper Lantern


This craft was a fun and easy addition to our China studies this week.


  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Decoration items like jewels, ribbon, markers etc
  • Stapler



STEP 1: Fold an 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock in half long ways. Cut horizontal slices every inch starting from the folded side and stopping about 1” from the other end.


STEP 2: Cut a 1 x 11 inch strip from another piece of cardstock for the handle

STEP 3: Unfold cut paper and decorate as you like:

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STEP 4: Roll decorated lantern together and staple ends, then staple on handle to inside of lantern.





Enjoy! Use the lanterns to decorate your classroom, or dinner table!

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  • Infant Bibliophile September 25, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Starred in my google reader for future use — thanks!

  • revisedexpectations September 25, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Wow, that is easy. Great idea! ~K

  • Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Good to know that my son is not the only one shirtless in pictures =)


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