Make Halloween Paper Lanterns

What you need

  • sheets of orange paper or card
  • scraps of black paper or card
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • glue
  • pencil


  1. You can make big lanterns out of a whole A4 sheet, or cut the A4 sheet in half to make smaller ones.  A combination of big and small looks good.
  2. Fold your sheet of orange paper in half lengthways.
  3. Now, with the fold edge facing you, cut 1cm slits all along the length of the folded piece of paper. (Don’t cut right to the edges; just make the slits sit about 4cm from each edge).
  4. Open the piece of paper out.
  5. Now roll it into a lantern shape – secure each short edge together with a stapler to form a cylinder.
  6. Use your scraps of black paper to glue eyes, nose and a mouth onto your spooky lantern.
  7. When you have at least four lanterns, you can use a hole punch to make holes in the tops and then string them together to hang up outside your house for Halloween.

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