How to Make a Simple Paper Lantern

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August 29, 2017

Making a Paper Lantern - little girl holding the lanternThis is so simple to make. It is a simple craft for you and your kids to have fun making and a bonding time as mother and child work together. You may need to assist your little when making this paper lantern.


Total Time: 3 mins.


  • scissors
  • 1 colored paper
  • stapler
Making a Paper Lantern - supplies


  1. Choose one piece of colored paper and fold in half lengthwise. Cut off a 2cm strip for the lantern handle.
  2. Making a Paper Lantern - fold paper in half lengthwise
    Making a Paper Lantern - cut a strip for the handle
    Making a Paper Lantern - handle
  3. Cut again, but do not finish it to the folded edge of the paper. Leave a space to the end of the paper of at least 2cm also.
  4. Making a Paper Lantern - begin making cuts toward the folded edge leaving approximately 2cm uncut
    Making a Paper Lantern - continue cutting
  5. When you are done cutting, open the paper.
  6. Making a Paper Lantern - unfold the paper
  7. Match the top and the bottom of the paper and staple it to make a lantern.
  8. Making a Paper Lantern - bring ends together and staple top and bottom

  9. Attach the paper you cut earlier for the handle to the lantern. And you're done!
  10. Making a Paper Lantern - staple on the handle
    Making a Paper Lantern - finished lantern
    Making a Paper Lantern - little girl holding the lantern
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