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Origami Lantern

This is an easy to fold origami lantern. I think they would make great party decorations. Fold many of these then string them and hang them up like ordinary lanterns!

 

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Origami Lantern Step 1: Start with a square origami paper, color side down. I'm using a large 8 1/4" Origami Paper with designs on both sides. Fold on both diagonals, crease well and unfold.

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Origami Lantern Step 2: Now fold one corner to the center. I'm starting with the bottom right corner. Repeat for the other 3 corners.

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Origami Lantern Step 3: Flip paper over.

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Origami Lantern Step 4: Fold the bottom tip to the center. Repeat for the other 3 tips.

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Origami Lantern Step 5: Flip paper over.

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Origami Lantern Step 6: Fold the bottom right corner to the center. Repeat for the other 3 corners.

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Origami Lantern Step 7: Rotate the paper 45 degrees so that you see the below:

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Origami Lantern Step 8: Now, we're going to open the paper up at the top. Pry the paper open, and fold the flap to the top and away from you. Press the paper flat.

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Origami Lantern Step 9: Repeat Step 8 for the bottom part. Once again, pry the paper open and fold it down, this time towards you. Press the paper flat.

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And your origami lantern in complete!

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