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Make Chinese Paper Lantern in 7 steps

Lantern Festival is also called ‘Yuan Xiao Festival’ (元宵节), people celebrate with paper lanterns and dragon dancesPaper lanterns are a classic Chinese craft that can be made in minutes! This easy tutorial will show you and your kids how to make your own paper lantern with simple materials! Your child will love seeing their very own paper lantern light up the room, let’s get crafty together!
Chinese Paper Lantern Poster
DIY Chinese Paper Lantern_Materials needed
Materials you’ll need:
  1. Color Pencil
  2. Strings
  3. Color Papers
  4. Toilet Roll
  5. Pencil
  6. Ruler
  7. Masking Tape
  8. Scissor
Here are 7 steps to follow:
DIY Chinese Paper Lantern_step 1

Step 1:
Cut out a 10.5cm x 15cm piece of paper and draw a pattern on the paper.

DIY Chinese Paper Lantern_ Step 2

Step 2:
Tape the paper around the toilet paper roll.

DIY Chinese Paper Lantern_ Step 3

Step 3:
Cut out another 14cm x 15cm piece of paper and draw lines on it as shown.

DIY Chinese Paper Lantern_ Step 4

Step 4:
Fold the piece of paper in half and cut along the lines as shown.

DIY Chinese Paper Lantern_ Step 5

Step 5:
Tape the paper to the top and bottom edges of the toilet roll.

DIY Chinese Paper Lantern_ Step 6

Step 6:
Form the lantern shape as shown.

DIY Chinese Paper Lantern_ Step 7

Step 7:
Tape the string to the top edges of the toilet paper roll to make the handle.

DIY Chinese Paper Lantern_ completed

Done! It’s time to have fun with your child on the festival! 

Happy Crafting!

If you ever made one using this tutorial, do tag us on instagram or facebook! We would love to hear about your learning experience ! Click here to make dragon dance craft, it’s another craft to make for Chinese Lantern Festival that your child will definitely love it!

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