Paper lanterns are a prominent feature of the celebrations, being hung around the area where the feasting takes place. The larger lanterns are very elaborate being decorated with pictures of various deities and characters associated with the moon whilst children carry smaller lanterns suspended from sticks during the celebrations. Here are some easy and simple way to make a wide range of decorative candles for the occasion and get awestruck by your own creativity.
1) CHINESE LANTERN
construction or gift wrapping paper
Fold a rectangular piece of paper in half, making a long, thin rectangle.
Make about dozen or more serial cuts along the fold line. Take care not to cut all the way to the edge of the paper.
Unfold the paper. Glue or staple the short edges of the paper together.
Cut a strip of paper 6 inches in length and 1/2 inch in width. Glue or staple this strip of paper across one end of the lantern - this will serve as the handle of the lantern.
You can make a lot of lanterns and string them along a length of yarn to decorate your room!
sheets of lightweight letter size paper (the lighter the better).
three sheets of A4 size paper, and tape or glue them together lengthwise to make
one long sheet.
the paper in the same way the paper fan is folded.
unfold the whole thing, just a little.
a needle and long thread, doubled.
out the folded edges of the paper, it should unfold in a circle.
Hanging your Lantern
hang the lantern you need a hook at the top.
not use a candle with a paper lantern.
your ruler to measure and cut 1" off the short end of your paper. Set aside
to use as the handle.
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