1 How to make sparkling glass lanterns
- Glass jar.
- Luminous paint powder.
- Brush, water.
Step 1: First, you add water to the luminous color and stir continuously so that the color is both thick and has high stickiness.
Step 2: Use a brush to dip into the luminous color you just mixed and dip each dot into the glass jar so that the dots are not too far apart.
Step 3: Bring the glass jar to the sun or use a yellow light bulb to dry the color .
Step 4: After the color is dried, the lantern will glow in the dark and the result is as shown below.
2 How to make lanterns from beer cans
- 1 can of beer.
- 1 ruler, 1 pen.
- 1 tree .
- 1 paper cutter.
Step 1: First, you proceed to remove the lid of the can. You can use sandpaper to scrape the lid of a beer can or you can use large scissors to cut the mouth of the can .
Step 2: Put the beer can down and put the ruler on the beer can.
Step 3: Then, you use a paper cutter to draw a straight line down the line of the ruler and continue to draw other lines until the end of the circle of the beer can and the distance between the lines is 1cm .
Step 4: You continue to take the paper cutter to cut the lines just created .
Step 5: After cutting all the lines on the beer can, use two hands to gently squeeze the upper and lower parts of the can so that the edges of the can are bulged.
Step 6: Use your hands to compress the top, bottom and middle curvature of the can so that the edges bulge evenly.
Step 7: Use a sharp object to drill 3 holes in the mouth of the can .
Step 8: Use string to thread through the 3 holes you just drilled.
Step 9: Place a candle in the middle of the bottom of the can and light it up.
Step 10: View the results.
3 Ways to make diamond-shaped Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns
- 2 sheets of hard A4 paper with different colors (you can choose the color you like).
- 1 scissors.
- 1 roll of double-sided tape.
- 1 ruler, 1 pen.
- 1 roll of gift wrapping rope.
Step 1 : First, you measure the width of an A4 sheet of paper about 5 cm , then connect the paper into a rectangle and cut it out with scissors.
Step 2 : With the remaining paper, you measure the width of the paper to be 1cm and also use scissors to cut that part of the paper to separate.
Next, you fold the paper in half , cut into small pieces about 1 cm thick as shown, so be careful not to cut too big or too small because it can make the lantern bad.
Step 3 : Open the inner side and stick the double-sided tape on the long side. When the glue sticks, peel off the outer paper and then paste it over the A4 paper cut in Step 1.
Step 4 : At the top of the black A4 paper with about 1cm left over, stick the double-sided tape on it, wait for the glue to dry, then connect them together as shown below.
Step 5 : For the paper that is cut out, use a ruler to measure the width of about 1cm , then take the scissors and cut it into small, long strands . Use double-sided glue to glue that part of the paper at the top of the lantern to create a border.
Step 6 : Finally, you cut the rope into a moderate length and then thread it through to make a lantern handle.
4 How to make a globe-shaped lantern
- 4-5 sheets of colored paperboard (color of your choice).
Step 1 : Cut about 16 colorful circles about 8cm in diameter, then fold them in half.
Step 2 : Cut another rectangle measuring 17.5 x 10cm. You draw small lines 1cm apart in the small rectangle.
Step 3 : Glue the edges of the folded small circle to the places you have outlined, remember to paste in the middle (ie, the top and bottom ends still have room to make the top and bottom).
Step 4 : Using another sheet of colored paper, also cut a 16 x 8cm rectangle . Cut into fringes as shown, leaving about 1cm on top of uncut ends.
Step 5 : Next, you glue the two sides of the rectangle with the width of the rectangle pasted with the circles, take the tassel you just cut and paste it on the bottom of the lantern.
Step 6 : Cut 2 more 16 x 1cm strings, stick them on the top and bottom for the lantern. Finally, you cut another 12 x 1cm long string to make a handle for the lantern.
5 Ways to make mid-autumn lanterns shaped like fire spots
- 9 sheets of medium thick A4 color paper.
- Scissors, ruler, pen.
- 1 roll of rope for wrapping gifts.
Step 1 : First, fold the paper in half horizontally . Then unfold the paper and then fold it in half lengthwise to get the midpoint of each edge.
Step 2 : Next, open the inner side of the paper, use a ruler to connect the 4 points to form a diamond shape.
At the first point in the horizontal row, you measure it at intervals of 2.3cm, 5.4cm, and 8.3cm, respectively.
Step 3 : From those 3 dots, continue to use the ruler to straight up, turn the paper upside down and do the same with the lower part.
Step 4 : Use scissors to cut the diamond shape with the small lines inside, with these segments, remember to cut carefully.
Step 5 : After cutting, you fold the shapes in half and connect them with the cut lines at the top of the piece of paper.
Do the same with the remaining sheets of paper. Once you have shaped the pieces of paper, you continue to put them together until you run out of paper.
Step 6 : Finally, you use a round tube cut from hard paper inserted in the middle of the lantern to fix its shape.
The finished product is as follows:
Above is an article on how to make beautiful and simple handmade paper lanterns for children to play Mid-Autumn Festival at home. Wish you success and have an increasingly meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival!