Lantern Tutorial

Posted in: Crafts Sep 23 2007



For each lantern you will need:

  • 1 sheet of paper (construction or decorative)
  • 1 sheet of velum (optional)
  • Glue or stapler


  • Fold paper in half length wise.
  • Make cuts across paper from folded edge outward, space  about 1 1/4" apart stopping about 1/14" from the bottom edge.
  • Trim the sides of the slices that were just cut, trimming is done at an arch on both sides of each cut.
  • Open paper.
  • Bring sides together and glue or staple closed.
  • Cut a strip of paper for the lantern handle and glue.
  • Wrap velum creating a tube shape, glue together.
  • Insert velum into the lantern, glue in place.

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