Each spring a lantern festival takes place in Taiwan and is widely celebrated by families. Make a few, or many, spring lanterns with this decoration craft, and have your own festival.
How to Make Spring Lanterns
What You'll Need:
- Aluminum foil
- 8-1/2 x 11-inch construction paper
- Stapler and staples or tape
- String or yarn
Glue aluminum foil to 1 side of a piece of construction paper. When the glue is dry, fold the paper in half lengthwise, with the aluminum foil on the inside.
Measure and mark lines on the fold side of the paper. Marks should stop 2 inches before the open edge of the paper, and they should be about 1 inch in from each side. Cut on the lines to make slits.
Open up the paper, staple or tape the top corners (marked A on the illustration) together, then the bottom corners (marked B on the illustration).
Tape string or yarn to the lantern for hanging.
Make many lanterns, and hang them in your backyard to celebrate the coming of spring. Maybe hang them for your first backyard barbecue of the season!
Another great decoration for a barbecue is the Spring Place Mats on the next page. See more.