Material needed: Various sizes of paper, scissors, tap/glue or stapler
Here are the steps to make a Chinese lantern:
Start with a sheet of paper, either construction paper or scrapbooking paper work great. This is a 8×10 piece I am using.
Cut a stripe off the top for the handle.
Cut strips what ever width you would like but do not cut all the way across. You need to leave about a half an inch to and inc uncut for the rim at the top and bottom.
And there you have it, a Chinese Lantern that is so simple to make. You can really get creative and come up with really neat paper combos and they look beautiful. You can even use tea lights in a glass to illuminate them if you are getting together in the evening or outdoors at evening time!