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Chinese Chain Lantern

Make a Lantern for Chinese New Year

You will need:
  • Colored paper (construction paper or gift wrapping)
  • Scissors
  • Glue, tape, or a stapler

Fold a rectangular piece of paper in half, making a long, thin rectangle.

1st step


Make a series of cuts (about a dozen or more) along the fold line. Don't cut all the way to the edge of the paper.

2nd step


Unfold the paper. Glue or staple the short edges of the paper together.

3rd step


Cut a strip of paper 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Glue or staple this strip of paper across one end of the lantern - this will be the handle of the lantern.

4th step

Optional: Make a lot of lanterns and string them along a length of yarn. Decorate your room!

Chinese Lantern


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