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Make a Lantern

Lanterns are commonly used decorations in many Lunar New Year celebrations – red ones are most popular in Chinese and Vietnamese cultures. Celebrate at home by making a lantern with your child following these easy steps!

Make a Lantern

Lanterns are commonly used decorations in many Lunar New Year celebrations – red ones are most popular in Chinese and Vietnamese cultures. Celebrate at home by making a lantern with your child following these easy steps!

Help your child cut a 1-inch strip off the short side of the paper. Set it aside to be used as a handle in the last step. 2. Fold the paper in half.

Fold the paper in half.

Help your child cut slits into the paper, stopping 1 inch from the edge.

Open the paper. Holding it vertically, put one top corner over the other, then tape or glue together. Repeat on the other end.

Tape or glue the handle to the top of the lantern.

Hang it up to celebrate a bright, happy Lunar New Year!

Materials

Colored cardstock, heavy paper, or construction paper

Scissors

Glue or tape

Materials

Colored cardstock, heavy paper, or construction paper

Scissors

Glue or tape

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