Thursday 19 February 2015


There are a lot of spontaneous craft sessions that happen in our home. Often they involve paper creations. These lantern-like decorations came about from a little bit of trial and error. The best part was that it was easy for the three-year-old to get involved. She loves cutting paper with scissors at the moment. And she was happy to see that she'd made something sculptural out of a piece of paper. The youngest thought they made great hats too!


1. Fold an A4 piece of paper in half from top to bottom.

2. Loosely fold the two corner edges together to locate the centre point then move the short section back around until you have an angle of about 60 degrees. Fold along this line.

3. Turn the paper over and repeat from the other corner. 

4. Cut off the top end of the paper so you have a triangular shape. 

5. Starting at the base make a line cut almost towards the other end of the paper. Turn the paper over and repeat until you get close to the point of the triangle.

6. Open up your triangle until you have a hexagon again. Slowly separate each piece. If you use cardboard it will be able to stand on its own. Otherwise you can use string to hang. Or wear as a hat!

images the indigo crew

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