Foliage Paper Lantern
Practical & Creative
Make your own Foliage Paper Lantern
Create your very own paper lantern decorated with the foliage from your backyard!
Foliage Paper Lantern (Ages 5+)
Click below to see a list of supplies you'll need and steps to take to make your own:
Collect your supplies (supplies listed below). Create a clean workspace with a smooth surface.
Draw a circle around the base of the balloon to create a guide for where lantern opening will be.
Tie String or Ribbon around balloon. (This will be used to hang balloon to dry later)
Layer wallpaper glue and Tissue paper around ballon, keep layering until paper seems less translucent (4-5 layers)
Use Wallpaper glue to layer on foliage, Glue will dry clear, be generous! Then hang to dry for 24-48 hrs.
Once Fully Dry, Use scissors to cut small hole into the top of the balloon. It should gently pull away and shrink from your Crinkled paper lantern form.
Use Hole punch to create 4 holes and thread string or ribbon through to hang.
Find a beautiful spot to hang, and place in a battery powered tea light!
- Translucent Tissue Paper (white)
- Wallpaper Glue
- Hole punch
- Tea Light (battery powered)