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We'd love to make these lanterns again! The method is almost the same as the ones we made last year. Trying to improvise on the pattern, we cut out petal shapes instead and we really like the outcome!

The petal cutouts are giving them a floral impression!

 Here below is the material required and how we made them:

Fold the pastel sheet chosen for the outer layer horizontally.

Then fold about one inch on the open side.

Draw the petal pattern as shown.

Try to cut out the petals without snipping off the edges. We want the edges intact.

 Now we'll work on the outer layer. We chose the yellow sheet, folded and cut it horizontally. We will need one half of the sheet as shown.

Then punch some flower or star patterns as preferred.

Roll into a cylinder and stick the edges using PVA glue.

 You might want to punch one or two more if necessary. It should look like this once secured.

Notice how the outer layer is pasted on to the inside cylinder.

The over lapping petals, if any, can be cut off.

Finally punch holes on either sides of the lantern and use a string or ribbon to hang it up.

Wishing all our readers a very Happy and joyful Diwali!


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