Finished Lantern

Making lanterns from paper cups


You will need:

Paper cups


Utility knife

Depending on the design of the paper cup, you may also need a pencil and ruler


Paper cups

And here's what you need to do:

With the pencil and ruler, draw long fine lines on the paper cups. The distance between the lines should be approximately 1 cm. As you can see, this step was not necessary for the paper cups used here because you can simply cut along the white lines using the utility knife to create vertical slits in the cup. At the top and bottom, leave a gap of about 0.5 cm from the edge.


Now, carefully press down on the top of the cup to give it a bulbous shape. Put the tealight inside and you're all set!