Summer Fun 2017 - Week 3

Summer Holidays have arrived and for children it is one of the best times of the year. National Parents Council Primary would like to help you and your family make the most of the holidays

Make a Paper Lantern

What You Need:

  • Two sheets of coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Stapler

What You Do:

Begin by cutting two strips down the long side of one of the sheets, and set them aside.

Next, fold the second sheet of paper in half to form a long and skinny rectangle.

Draw pencil marks as a guide, and carefully cut along the lines with scissors. Be sure not to cut all the way to the edge of the paper, leave about an inch at the end.

Open it up, and roll it to connect both of the ends. Staple into place.

Roll up the first sheet of paper and insert it into the lantern. Staple it into place. Use the strips of paper you first cut off to decorate your lanterns, if desired.

Hang your paper lanterns from the ceiling, or place them on the table for a colourful and festive center piece!

If you would like to send us some photographs of your child's work for our website we would love to receive same.