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Year of the Rat - Paper Lantern Template

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PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 6

A craft activity to help celebrate Chinese New Year!

Use this teaching resource when exploring Chinese New Year or as a fun craft activity for your students.

There is a color version and a black and white option for students who want to add their own colors and designs.

How to construct the lantern:

  1. Color the lantern and handle (if using the black and white version).
  2. Cut out the lantern along the solid lines.
  3. Fold the lantern in half along the horizontal (longer) axis.
  4. Cut along the dotted lines, making sure you stop at the end of each line. Do not cut all the way through!
  5. Unfold your paper. With the colored section on the outside, curl the lantern around and glue the ends together to create a circular lantern.
  6. Cut out the paper strip on the lantern template. Use a stapler to attach this paper handle to the lantern.


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  • Kevily Deng
    I downloaded but it only has the color one. I am wondering where I can find the black and white template? Thank you for sharing!
    • Natalie
      Good morning, Kevily! If you click on the arrow to the right of the word download, a drop-down menu will appear. Then you will be able to choose the black and white version of this resource. We hope you and your students enjoy this resource!

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