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Monday, January 23, 2012

Craft: Chinese Lanterns


The Chinese New Year starts today, it's The Year of the Dragon. Celebrate by making a Chinese Lantern.



Supplies:

Different color construction paper

Scissors
Pencil
Stapler or glue
Yarn
Hole punch

Directions:

1. Take one piece of construction paper.

2. Fold paper in half lengthwise. 

3. Use a pencil and make lines about ½ inch a part. Leaving 1 inch to the edge of paper.



4. Next cut on each line. Make sure not to cut all the way through. 

5. Unfold the paper and make it into a round shape.

6. Use glue or stapler to hold ends together. Do this on both ends. Repeat steps to make more lanterns.

7. Punch a hole in the top of each lantern.

8. Take yarn and string the lanterns onto the yarn. Find a place to display your lanterns for the Chinese New Year.

2 comments:

  1. Such a simple and fun project. :)

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  2. Terri

    That takes me back. Thanks for the idea.

    Thanks Jo

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