How To: Make a Chinese Lantern

Woman in conservatory making a lantern
8 Oct 2020
15 min watch

Learn more about the history and significance of Chinese lanterns, used to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong - and make your own in a workshop by Rebecca Strickson and Alex Whittaker. 

Learn more about the history and significance of Chinese lanterns, used to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong - and make your own in a workshop by Rebecca Strickson and Alex Whittaker. 

You will need:

  • Battery-driven tea light or LED light
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Glue or sticky tape
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Paper fasteners
  • Two pence piece (or small round object to draw around)
  • Thread, string, wool or ribbon
     

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