2015 is the year of the Goat! Ring in the Chinese New Year with these colorful paper lanterns!

You only need a few supplies for this project:

  • USA Gold #2 Pencil
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Stapler
  • Scissors

Start by taking one piece of the construction paper and cut two one-inch strips lengthwise. Put those pieces aside, and take your other paper and fold it in half vertically, forming a long rectangle.

Use your scissors to cut one-inch strips on the construction paper. Be sure to leave an inch at the end! To make things easier, I used my USA Gold #2 pencil and drew lines so my cutting would be precise!

Once you’ve cut your lantern, connect both ends and staple it together.

Insert and staple the initial piece of construction paper to the inside.

Try it with several different colors. You can hang the lanterns from the ceiling or place on the table to decorate.

Enjoy, and happy Chinese New Year!