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Paper Cone Lantern
Gently tease apart to reveal your paper cone lantern
This is a simple project for children who are confident and safe with scissors. A few folds and some cutting will create a cone lantern.
: 15 minutes
: Over 10's
Thread to hang
Use a plate to draw a circle on the paper.
Cut out the circle.
Fold the circle in half
First fold in half
Fold again twice so that the half circle is folded into thirds.
Then fold into thirds
Cut across the paper (have a look at the photos) almost but not quite to the end.
Repeat from the other direction.
Continue until the whole length has cuts.
Very carefully unfold the circle and tease down the sections created by cutting.
You need to be gentle not to break the lantern as you unfold
If you want to hang it up, attach a piece of thread to the top. You could make lots of these in different sizes and colours and string across a room for an unusual decoration.
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