Wednesday, March 28, 2012

4th of July Paper Lantern Craft



These cute 4th of July paper lanterns are simple to make and look great. String them up as decorations for your next Independence Day party.


  • red, white, and blue paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • paper or sticker stars
  • 4th of july motif tape
  • star punch if you have it

  1.  Cut a large rectangle from colored paper.
  2. Fold in half lengthwise.
  3. Make cuts with scissors about every 1/2 inch or so.
  4. Unfold the paper, and roll to make a cylindar with slits. Glue in place.
  5. Push down gently to make the sides stick out.
  6. Cut a thin rectangle and glue to the top to make a loop to hang.
  7. Decorte the top and bottom with patriotic tape. Add paper stars or use a star punch.
  8. String them up along a length o ribbon or a string of lights for  Independenc Day party decorations.

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