Friday, January 19, 2007

Easy Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns

Today's Craft: Easy Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns
Create some simple paper lanterns from colorful construction paper.
To make this craft project you will need colorful construction paper, scissors, a stapler, and markers. To begin take a piece of paper and fold it in half. Now hold the paper so the fold is facing you. Next take your scissors and make vertical cuts all along the fold leaving an inch at either end and about 1/2 inch between cuts. Next unfold the paper and bend into a roll lengthwise and staple the top edge together and the bottom edge together to create your paper lantern. Next take another piece of construction and cut a paper strip to staple to the top of your lantern as a holder. Decorate more with markers if you wish.
Happy Chinese New Year! Enjoy Crafting!

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