Paper Cone Lantern

Paper Cone Lantern

Posted 2013-03-02 by Oxford Explorerfollow
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.

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Over 10's
Level: Medium

Materials
  • Paper
  • Plate
  • Scissors
  • Thread to hang

  • Method
  • 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.

    Categories
    #over_10 's
    #medium
    #papercraft
    #lantern
    #decoration

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    237743 - 2023-07-18 02:00:35

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    Easy
    5_to_10s
    Under_5s
    Any_age
    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
    Recycled
    Paint
    Christmas
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    Decoration
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