Monday, July 13, 2009
Folded Paper Lantern Tutorial - worthy craft project
Here's an inside tidbit for my readers. Not only am I the Queen of Bargains, but I am also the Queen of Bargain Crafts. For many years, I was a craft teacher with an extremely limited budget and a high standard of what was worth making with the kids.
I learned to make many, many things out of paper. My students all became origami experts by the time they were five.
So, I am always on the lookout for craft projects that don't cost much, but look great in the end. These are not as easy to find as one might think.
I found such a project and have deemed it worthy not only of putting it in my personal idea file, but also sharing the link here with you.
The project is a folded paper lantern with a little electronic tea light inside.
The project only requires tissue paper, glue, popsicle sticks, clay and a tea light.
(Note: I have seen the tea lights for sale at the 99 cent store for super cheap and for way too expensive at the Hallmark store.)
The tutorial is beautifully created and photographed on Infused Goods.
I first read about this craft on the very talented and helpful Miss Maggy's blog: thecraftclub.tumblr.com.
Even though this is not an expensive project, it is not a fast project, nor is it for really little kids. It takes some patience and skill, but the result looks fabulous.