Make Halloween paper lanterns
Halloween decorations can be a fun craft project for kids. Try making these Halloween paper lanterns to string up around your house for Halloween.
What you need:
- sheets of orange paper or card
- scraps of black paper or card
Number of players:
You can make big lanterns out of a whole A4 sheet, or cut the A4 sheet in half to make smaller ones. A combination of big and small looks good.
Fold your sheet of orange paper in half lengthways.
Now, with the fold edge facing you, cut 1cm slits all along the lenght of the folded piece of paper. (Don’t cut right to the edges, just make the slits sit about 4cm from each edge.)
Open the piece of paper out.
Now roll it into a lantern shape – secure each short edge together with a stapler to form a cylinder.
Use your scraps of black paper to glue eyes, nose and a mouth onto your spooky lantern.
When you have at least four lanterns, you can use a hole punch to make holes in the tops and then string them together to hang up outside your house for Halloween.
- Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.