Red, White and Blue Patriotic Lanterns

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Red, White and Blue Patriotic Lanterns

This is a fun activity for kids and an easy way to decorate your outdoor or indoor spaces!

Using the SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer cut a 12 by 12 inch scrapbook paper to measure 9 by 12 inches. Trim another one-inch strip to make a handle for the lantern.

Patriotic Paper Lanterns trimming the paper

With the help of your kids, fold each paper in half. Using the 8-inch Amplify® Mixed Media Shears, cut one-inch strips along the folded edge, making sure not to cut all the way through the paper. Leave a good one-inch border on the top edge of the paper.

Patriotic Lanterns How-to cut the slits

 Form lantern by opening the folded edge and adhering the other two edges as seen here.

Patriotic Lanterns opening the fold edge and adhere the edges together

 Attach handle to complete the lanterns!

Patriotic Lantern attaching handles to the lantern

Supply List

Patterned Paper

Adhesive

Twine