- Construction paper
- Black marker or crayon
Paper lanterns are fun to make. It is easy and fun and perfect for kids to do. Also, this is inexpensive or may be cost free if you put together recycled papers. This lantern is inspired by a pumpkin lantern but you can also try other designs to make the perfect decoration for a festive Halloween.
1. Get a sheet of construction paper. I cut 8.5" x 11" from an old orange envelope to make a recycled pumpkin Halloween lantern.
2. Take the sheet and fold it in half lengthwise.
3. Draw a facial feature on the paper..
4. Use a black marker or crayon fill the image
5. Draw a line about an inch at the top.
6. Use scissors to cut slits, starting at the folded edge, stop your cuts at the lightly penciled line you drew.
7. Roll up the paper into a tube, facial features facing out, and connect each end using a glue.
8. Cut off a strip. Put glue on each end and put in on top of the lantern to serve as the lantern handle.
Stand the lantern up. Now, you have a Halloween lantern for kids. It is so easy and fun!
Tips: To keep the lantern's shape, gently push down from the top to allow the sections of the lantern to pop up, then use your fingers to squeeze and flatten the creases a bit. This will help keep the lantern's shape.
"It's easy to create beautiful projects out of the things you see around your house. Just be creative." -Noks Sosa
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