Light up the night with a glowing handmade lantern. Use one as a night-light, or make a whole bunch to light the way to your door.
What You'll Need:
- 16 regular craft sticks
- 1 sheet patterned tissue paper
- Glow stick
- Craft glue
Step 1: Place a sheet of tissue paper on your work surface, printed side up. Smooth out all wrinkles.
Step 2: Beginning at the lower left corner of the paper, glue a craft stick along the bottom edge, lining up the stick with the bottom of the tissue paper. Glue a craft stick up along the left side, perpendicular to the bottom stick. Glue two more sticks to complete the square, making sure all the angles are square.
Step 3: Glue on four more craft sticks to create another square that touches the right side of the one you just made. Repeat two more times so you have a total of four boxes in a row. Let dry.
Step 4: Trim the tissue paper that extends above the top edge of the squares. Also trim the right side of the paper 1/4 inch beyond the edge of the craft stick.
Step 5: Stand the shape on its side, and fold it into a cube shape without a top or bottom. Glue the tissue-paper flap to the first stick to secure the cube.
To make your lantern glow, place a lighted glow stick in the middle of the lantern. Never use a candle or fire of any sort, as the paper may burn.
Next, you'll learn how to make a star-studded paper luminary.