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The Mid-Autumn Festival is a special opportunity for families and communities to come together, typically celebrating with festive lanterns and decadent mooncakes.
Want to celebrate with a simple, homemade lantern? Avoid all the plastic in the shops and make your own.
You can easily make a beautiful lantern requiring only paper, scissors and glue or tape. Add a small battery operated tea light for effect.
- Fold a piece of paper in half. The paper can be decorated or plain. Make sure to decorate before folding and cutting.
- Cut strips in the paper starting from the folded side, leaving about a 2.5cm edge on the paper. You can opt to make cutting lines on the paper so your child has a pattern to follow and will know exactly where to cut.
- Unfold the paper and secure the two ends with glue or tape to make the lantern.
- You can add a paper handle at the top and a paper base to hold your tea light.
Step by step instructions with photos here