Create Chinese paper lanterns

Create Chinese paper lanterns

Chinese paper lanterns are a Chinese New Year tradition, but kids can have fun making them at any time of year. Watch our video tutorial to show you how.

What you need:

  • A4 sheet of card
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Number of players:


Watch the below video to see how to make Chinese paper lanterns.


Cut a 2cm strip off the short side of your paper and set it aside to use as a handle.

Fold the paper in half lengthwise.

Cut fringe-style incisions from the folded side and stopping 2cm away from the edge of the card.

Open out the card.

Fold it so the two short sides of the paper come together and secure with a staple.

Staple the handle to the top of your paper lantern.

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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