Winter Paper Lantern Craft
Make a simple paper lantern craft to brighten up those cold winter days.
easy, lantern, Winter
A reusable plate
Silver, blue or white paint
Cotton wool (optional)
Cut a strip from one side of your cardboard.
Decorate the larger piece of card using finger painting, cotton wool dabbed in paint (poured onto the plate first) or whatever way your child would like to decorate it.
Once the paint is dry fold the card in half length ways with the painted side on the outside.
Cut strips into the card around an inch apart from the folded over side towards the open side but leaving room at the end.
Open up the card and staple the two shorter ends together.
Staple the thin part of card that was cut off earlier across the top to make a handle.
It is, of course, totally possible to make lanterns using paper rather than card however for this craft we've gone for card as it's a bit sturdier.