It’s a bit early yet for Chinese New Year, but that didn’t stop us from creating these fun 3-D paper lantern pictures. They were so easy and so much fun to make! Plus, it uses recyclables. I love projects like these, don’t you?
3-D Paper Lantern Picture
January 11, 2010 by
The highlight of this project…… Clara using glue for the first time! There’s no turning back now!
To make the lanterns, cut down the side and around the bottom of paper separators that come with foil baking cups. The box actually says “Discard paper separators”. Ha!! Discard, my butt. What? You didn’t think I would use these for baking, did you?
Save the bottom of the paper separator for the moon. Cut the long folded strip into shorter strips and use pinking shears on either side.
Invite your child over for some crafting fun!
Draw a line across a sheet of red paper. We didn’t even use a full sheet of paper… talk about frugal.
Glue those beautiful lanterns down so they look like they are hanging on the line.
Add the moon to the night sky.
With a marker, draw handles and tassels for your lanterns.
Extra bonus points for gluing nine lanterns on your line. (The number 9 is particularly lucky in China!)
Who knew baking cup separators could be so much fun??