Chinese New Year Lantern Project

We've been learning all about Chinese New Year in our class and did this really fun (and fairly simple!) project last week! 

We made lanterns!

Each kiddo just needs one piece of yellow construction paper and one sheet of red. And a ruler! 

We measured...

And cut...

And then I stopped taking pictures because I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to STAPLE these things together! If you do this project- use STAPLES!!!! Glue doesn't really work!!!!

But here's what we ended up with! 

They look so pretty hanging up in our classrooms! And I'm hoping all of the red will bring us good luck! ;-) 

You can find a step by step video here (and some great book recommendations!): 

                                                                                       Source: via Sandy on Pinterest

Hope you're having a great week!!!


  1. I love your project! They turned out super cute!! Have a great rest of your week!

  2. Aww Sandy those are super cute! What a great independent project for them to do and feel like they really accomplished something special. I love it. We use to do chinese new year and we would always buy cup o noodles and have them try to eat it with chopsticks. Although we haven't done it for years but it was fun. Looks like you are having a great week my friend. ( cyber hugs to u )
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  3. The lanterns turned out great! I hope the red does bring you lots of luck.

    Hope you are having a great weekend!