Monday, September 20, 2010

Messy Monday -- Paper Lanterns

This is a super easy craft that kids will LOVE!

Paper Lanterns
  • colored paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick or tape
  1. Off of the short side of your paper cut a strip about 1 in. wide.
  2. Fold your paper in half.
  3. Starting at the fold, cut strips 1/2 in. to 1 in. wide leaving 1/2 in. to 1 in. at the edge.
  4. Open your paper and glue the last strip on one side.
  5. Take the edges and place one on top of the other.  This will turn it into a ring and glue it together.
  6. Glue the stip you originally cut off to the top, making a hanger
  7. Step back and enjoy your handywork.

You can also use colorful scrapbook paper or pages from a magazine.  If you decide to use magazine, it works best to glue it to a sheet of regular paper and let it dry completely before doing the other steps.
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daffy said...

beautiful idea,dropped in to say hello

Erin said...

I forget how totally fun paper lanterns are. I think we'll do some in Halloween paper. My kids will think that's pretty darn cool. Thanks for the great idea!!!

Ginger said...

Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Terrell said...

Oh yeah...these are sooo creative and would be awesome at any party!! Way to go, girly! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! I would also like to invite you to show off your sweet creations each Friday at my Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~