So this is a pretty common craft but a wonderful hands-on craft that younger kids can take part in. A string of paper lanterns looking ever so lovely!So this year, my theme for Vesak is the Buddhist Flag Colours, so the paper lanterns, all hanging in a row are the beautiful colours of the Flag – blue, yellow, red, white & orange!
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What Junior & I Used:
- A4 coloured paper – one of each colour
- Glue Stick
- Double Sided Tape
How we got about it:
- Lay the paper horizontally and fold into two, crease the fold.
- Draw vertical lines leaving roughly 1 and half inches from the top (i.e., not near the fold).
- Draw lines using a ruler, each line about a centimeter away so that your little one can cut it out.
- Get your little one to cut out the lines.
- Once all the lines have been cut, open out the paper again.
- Now roll the paper and secure from the top and the bottom so that it comes out in the shape of a lantern.
- Use double-sided tape at the top and the bottom of the lantern and stick on a ribbon. Also cut out some ribbon for a handle for the lantern.
- You can get your little one to draw a pattern on a A4 paper before cutting it out and making the lantern!
- Add strips of long paper at the bottom to give it a little bit more traditional look!
If you liked this Vesak Day Craft & Activity, you may want to check these out as well:
- Book Review – The Rabbit on the Moon
- VesakDay Craft – Lotus Origami Flower
- Vesak Day Craft – String Balloon Lanterns
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