Easy Paper Lantern Craft
Blue or Red construction, or card paper
A reusable plate
(all or some) paint, glitter, cotton balls
Start by cutting a one inch strip from your construction paper- this will be your handle once the lantern is finished.
Use a ruler so that the lantern is even and can stand solidly.
Decorate the larger piece of card using finger painting, cotton wool dabbed in paint (poured onto the plate first) or whatever way your child would like to decorate it.
Once the paint is dry fold the card in half length ways with the painted side on the outside.
Cut strips into the card around an inch apart from the folded over side towards the open side but leaving room at the end.
This craft is great for kids who are practicing their scizzor skills. Help where you feel is needed.
Open up the card and staple the two shorter ends together.
Staple the thin part of card that was cut off earlier across the top to make a handle.