We will show you an easy and understandable way to make a paper lantern. This does not require complex skills. Even if this is your first origami, you can definitely do it. You will surely want more! Follow the step-by-step instructions.

Step 1

Cut out a 15×15 cm square and place it face down.

Step 2

Fold it diagonally – first on one side, then on the other side to make two assisting folds.

Step 3
Step 4
Step 5

Fold the corners of the square, so that their edges meet in the center of the figure.

Step 6
Step 7

Turn the shape over.

Step 8

Fold the corners towards the center again, as in step 5-6.

Step 9
Step 10

Turn over the figure.

Step 11

Once again, fold the corners to the center.

Step 12
Step 13

Turn the shape over.

Step 14

Bend one of the 4 squares, lift and press as shown in the photo.

Step 15
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Step 18

Repeat this action with the opposite square.

Step 19

Crease all the folds, so that the figure takes shape.

Step 20

The flashlight is ready!

If you make a lot of multi-colored paper lanterns and attach them to a string, you will get a beautiful garland for decorating a room or festive decor. Experiment with paper: maybe it will be golden or silver, with sparkles or a bright pattern – it all depends on your imagination.

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