Make a Paper Lantern for Chinese New Year

By Emily Griffin Sheahan is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Flushing Queens, N.Y. January 20, 2020

Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns


  • A piece of red paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • A pipe cleaner or some string


  1. Fold the red paper about 1/3 of the way horizontally.
  2. Cut slits along the fold, being careful to not cut all the way to the edge of the paper.
  3. Unfold the paper and glue the two short ends together.
  4. Make a handle with pipe cleaner and attach to the top.
  5. Make it glow by placing a flameless votive inside.

Emily Griffin Sheahan is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Flushing Queens, N.Y.