4th of July Craft: Patriotic Paper Lanterns
Patriotic paper lanterns add homespun delights to any backyard celebration.
Card stock in red, white or blue
Double-stick tape or stapler
1. Trim card stock to 10-by-12 inches and fold in half lengthwise. Use your ruler to draw equidistant lines perpendicular from the fold in 1-inch increments, leaving an inch from the end of your line and the cut edge.
2. Cut on each line, stopping when the line ends and making sure not to cut through to the edge.
3. Unfold your paper and then with the folded bumps on the outside, turn it inward and attach it at the top and bottom using a stapler or tape.
4. To complete your paper lantern, attach a 1-inch strip of card stock as a handle. Then add star stickers and patriotic ribbon around the top and bottom.