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2 in 1: Christmas Lantern and Christmas Card

by on Dec 12th, 2011

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We originally wanted to make a Christmas lantern that we could hang inside the classroom (and the kids could hang in their homes later on). However, while doing the activity, we realized we could make it more meaningful by turning this lantern into a Christmas card….and so we did just that!




What you will need:

  • Colored tissue paper/ Crepe paper/ Japanese Paper
  • Colored cellophane
  • Construction Paper
  • Cutter
  • Cardboard
  • Pictures of the kids
  • Markers
  • Sequins


What you will do:

Step 1: Using a cutter, cut out the desired shape on the construction paper. We decided to use stars.

Step 2: Tape or glue the cellophane on the inner part

Step 3: Cut the crepe paper lengthwise and glue these to the tip of the construction paper



Step 4: Glue the sides of the 2 construction papers together. Remember not to glue it shut!

Step 5: Decorate the lantern using sequins

Step 6: Make the card, we added a photo of the child on top (to pull the card out)





Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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