Year of the Snake Lantern Design

Materials: Design template, construction paper, coloring materials, scissors, glue

Create a paper lantern for the 2013 Chinese New Year, The Year of the Snake

Option 1:
First, start with the  template design attached to this project below.

Select this image to download the template.

Select this image to download the template.

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.

Finished Example

Finished Example

Option 2:
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.

Fray Paper

Fray Paper

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.

Personal Design

Personal Design

Finished Example 2

Finished Example 2