Monday 17 October 2011

Paper Lantern Tutorial

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The photograph above is a paper lantern that I made. I was inspired to make this after seeing some Henna Paper Lanterns on the amazing Khadija's blog here is her link to the lantern post:Paper Lanterns Below is a photograph of the lanterns she made that I took my inspiration from.

Khadija hand designs these using Henna but I used a template and used normal colouring pens.  My children were so impressed that they were also inspired to make some lanterns too!

Paper Lanterns Tutorial

Step1: Find a design and print out onto A4 Paper  - I used watermark print so it doesn't leave dark ink! Photo below shows the design (because it is watermark it very hard to see on the photo - Sorry!)

Step 2: Colour the design as you wish - I used pens but you could use different materials!
Step 3: Fold the A4 paper to make a cuboid shape - Leave a flap for tape. (Khadija sometimes makes these as a cylinder!)
Step 4: Place double sided tape on the flap and secure to other end of paper to make the cuboid.
Step 5: Find a candle and place the lantern over (Warning - make sure the flame is not touching the paper!)

The photo collage below shows the steps of how I made my Lantern.

The photo collage below shows the lanterns that my three children made using the same technique. Number 1 was designed by my 4 year old. Number 2 was designed by my 9 year old. Number 3 was designed by my 13 year old.

The last photo collage below shows my 3 children at the table designing their lanterns.

My children loved making these lanterns. This is a great kids craft project that is really easy to do. Maybe we might try and make some in different shapes another time.

This week you might find me linking this post with some or all of the following link parties / blog hops:
  Pink Hippo Party Monday Monkey Hop at Mommy of Two Little MonkeysPhotobucketTipMeTuesdayButtonConfessions Of A Stay At Home MommyhomeworkPassionately ArtisticKatie's Nesting SpotbuttonDearCreatives HookingupwithHoHTodays Creative BlogSomewhat Simple


  1. These are really beautiful. You must have had a lot of fun making them. Have a wonderful week.

  2. These are so cute..i like the colorful design, glad to know that your kids enjoy this activity :)
    Thanks for being Inspired by my work, i will feature you soon :)

  3. Judy - yes the children enjoyed making these.
    Creative Mind - Khadija I am happy you like my post, keep up your great crafts. Karima

  4. These are soo adorable.. and look like so much fun for the kids to make! Think I may have to try some Halloween inspired ones with my Girl scouts.. thanks for the inspiration and for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway to win up to $100 in MDF craft goodies @

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm your newest follower.

    Carissa @ Carissa's Creativity Space

  6. The lanterns are so cool. I'm so awful at crafts but I keep trying - maybe someday one of them will actually look like it should - LOL!

    Following you back.


  7. SO pretty-and fun! Great kids activity too!

  8. These turned out beautifully!

  9. AmieAnn - what a great idea 'Halloween Lanterns'
    April - thank you for your lovely comments
    Carissa, Irene and Lorie - Thanks you for following my blog and thanks for your sweet comments.

  10. Cute! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  11. Pretty, pretty! And what a great tutorial!!

  12. This is so GREAT! I'm your newest follower right back! Thanks for your sweet comments about the costume tutorial!! SUPER sweet!!!

    Aimee @ Itsoverflowing

  13. Delighted to be following back. Looks like you have some wonderful projects going on here!!

  14. Handy Man - always a pleasure to link up with your great party.
    Cecily, Aimee and Anita thanks for your lovely comments and thanks for following too! Karima

  15. Hi, new follower here.
    These lanterns are such a sweet idea and so many possibilities with them as well!

  16. Very cute lanterns:)
    New follower here from the Lots of Lovin' Weekend Hop
    Hope you can stop by and follow back, Thanks.

  17. Wow! Looks like a fun thing to do with kids!

  18. Miss Sparkles, Kelly, Deidre and Erin thanks for popping by and leaving such great comments, I do love comments! And to those now following me, a big THANK YOU! Karima

  19. So cute and how fun!! Thank you so much for linking up!

  20. Great lanterns. So nice that the children could be involved! Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday. I always appreciate your participation!

  21. Such a cute and simple idea! I love the designs. My daughter would love this as well!

    And thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a great comment! Have a wonderful day!

    The...Late, Young Family

  22. Hi Karima, what a great idea making those lovely lanterns and I'm sure your kiddies enjoyed making them also. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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