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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

4th of July Paper Lantern Craft

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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.

 
Materials:

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

Directions:
  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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