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Kai-lan Paper Lanterns

Enchanting lanterns are easy to make. Print the pack of designs. Choose your favorites. Then cut them out and tape them!

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Kai-lan Paper Lanterns

Craft Features

Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Explore with Us
Explore with us learning encompasses diversity, global cultures and languages, local neighborhood and community, and family roles and traditions.
Ages: 2-6

Materials

Tip: Printing the pack on vellum results in more delicate versions of this craft.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Print out a lantern template from Kai-lan Paper Lantern Templates and help your child make one. Show your child how to fold the lantern pattern in half, following the dotted line in the center and then cut along the six vertical dotted lines.

  2. Step 2

    Use tape or a glue stick to secure the sides of the lantern pattern together where indicated.

  3. Step 3

    Tie a ribbon or a piece of string to the handle to hang the lantern or join several lanterns together to make a chain.

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