Here is a fun Kid’s Craft for your upcoming 4th of July Festivities-Summer Paper Lanterns, 4th of July Style.

Supplies You will need to make the Paper Lanterns:

-Cardstock in Red, White and Blue

-A ruler

-Scissors

-Star punch or Star Stickers

-A pencil

-Glue Sticks

-Festive Ribbon

-Stapler

Step One:

Fold your cardstock in Half Lengthwise.  Then take your ruler and draw lines from the fold, leaving an inch from the end of your line and the edge.  Leave about .75 inch on each side. Step 2: Have the kids cut on the line, stopping when the line ends, not through to the edge:)  (This is great cutting practice)

*Little brother had to join…this photo is so funny because he has been wearing that monster hat (we have a green and pink one) for days…he refuses to take it off, even during nap time!

Step 3:  Unfold your paper and then with the folded bumps on the outside, tun inward and attach at the top and bottom.  Then staple both the top and bottom a couple of times. You should now have a paper lantern to decorate!  I was thinking you could make these look Hawaiian by using bright colors and adding flowers, or if you are throwing a birthday party you could easily match these lanterns to your theme. We added stars by using punched out star shapes in red, white, blue, and silver.  The kids just glued on the stars with gluesticks, but you could even purchase some star stickers.

We also added some festive ribbon on the top and bottom with a stapler and attached a 1 inch strip of cardstock for the handle.

And there you have it, a very easy kid’s craft for the summer…that you can even display in your home:)

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  1. Jennifer Says: June 27, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Soooo cute! Where did u find the star ribbon?

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  5. Love the ideas! Come summer time I am always looking for things to keep the little ones busy. I know we will be making some 4th of July lanterns in the near future.

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  7. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper Says: July 3, 2011 at 8:06 am

    What a great project!!

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and I hope you will join in on the fun by sharing this link.

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  8. Oohhh I love it. I can see my kiddos and I doing tho
    Is later this afternoon after naptime is over.

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  11. They are so cute!!!! If you wanna make something from recycled items, try lanterns that are made from used milk tins (or any other type of tins). Just puncture some holes, decorate them on the outside and you are set! My mum thought this to us when we were younger :)

  12. Great tutorial for kids. i like it very much. thanks for sharing

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