Substitute any flat or dimensional item in place of the snowflake.


  • Construction paper
  • Markers/Crayons/Pencil Colors/Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape/ stapler
  • Twine/Yarn/Ribbon


1 hour


Instruct students to:

  1. Fold construction paper in half the long way to create a rectangle4 by 12.
  2. Place the ruler along the top and bottom edges and draw a line approximately along the open edges.
  3. From the fold edge to the pencil line make a series of cuts approximately wide (about a dozen or more)
  4. Unfold the paper.
  5. Overlap the 9 sides of the paper and attach together.
  6. Cut a strip of paper 6 long and wide.
  7. Attach the strip of paper across one of the open ends of the lantern to form a handle.
  8. Decorate your room by hanging from ceiling with yarn.

Last Updated: 08/20/2013