Origami LanternThis 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.
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.
Origami Lantern Step 3: Flip paper over.
Origami Lantern Step 4: Fold the bottom tip to the center. Repeat for the other 3 tips.
Origami Lantern Step 5: Flip paper over.
Origami Lantern Step 6: Fold the bottom right corner to the center. Repeat for the other 3 corners.
Origami Lantern Step 7: Rotate the paper 45 degrees so that you see the below:
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.
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.
And your origami lantern in complete!
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