Yesterday was Chinese New Year!! 2012 is the year of the dragon
To celebrate I have a fun printable to share with you! Chinese Paper Lanterns
Download in black & white
Download in colour
1. Print out the lantern. You can print off the black and white version if printing onto red paper, or if you want to make a fun colouring activities with the kids.
2. Cut out the lanterns. Cut along the solid black lines, and fold along the dashed black lines.
3. Starting at one end of the lantern, glue or tape each of the tabs onto the next panel of the lantern. Keep going all the way around the lantern, for the top and bottom tabs. When you reach the end, glue the last tabs onto the first panel.
4. Punch two holes at the top of the lantern (where indicated with black dots). Thread the lanterns onto some string, or onto some fairy lights like I did. Do not place a flame inside the lanterns.