Materials: Design template, construction paper, coloring materials, scissors, glue
Create a paper lantern for the 2013 Chinese New Year, The Year of the Snake.
First, start with the template design attached to this project below.
Cut along the dashed line to create the paper lantern fray at the bottom. Then, glue the two edges of the paper to form an open cylinder.
Use any colored blank piece of construction paper to create your own design.
First cut the fray at the bottom of the page about 2 inches long.
Next create your own design and decorate the paper. I drew a snake and glued gold foiled Chinese coins along with red and gold foil confetti that I found at the card store.