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DIY: Hot Air Balloon Lantern

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This is a really fun idea to reinvent the classic chinese lantern as a decorative piece for a child’s room. Making this lantern hot air balloon requires just a few items you probably already have around the house.

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Supplies:

  • Chinese lantern (any size will do)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or string
  • Empty small box
  • Tape and glue or stapler

altCut off one long side of your box to make a basket

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Tape up the edges so it’s sturdy

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Make the sides as pretty as possible, use rolls of tape to hold in place

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Cut 6 pieces of yarn or string about 10 inches long each

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Take three and tie them into a knot at one end and attach it to the middle of one inside of the basket using a stapler or glue/tape

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Attach the other ends to the inside of the botom of the lantern. Using a stapler is the most secure way.

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Hang with string, evenly distribute with zoo animals and enjoy!