The Enid Blyton Holiday Book - complete online version

41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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Let's Make Some Lanterns for Xmas!
H ow can we make one? I'll tell you! Get a piece of coloured paper, and make it 9 inches wide and 12 inches long by measuring it and then cutting it the right size.
Now fold it as I have shown you in Pic­ture A. Done that? Now cut up from the folded edge in strips about J inch wide. Look at Picture B to see what I mean.
Now you have cut the paper. Straighten it out: Bend it round and paste the edges together, and lo and behold you have a pretty little coloured lantern, like the one shown in Picture C. You can make the handle by pasting a strip of paper to the top.
Now make one of another shape. Look at Picture D and fold the paper like that. Cut the strips as before. Do you see the little extra fold, which gives the second lantern (Picture E) its pretty middle bit?
You can easily make these little lanterns for Christmas decorations. Hang them on a string, and see how pretty they all look to­gether !
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