Chinese lantern craft for kids - Gift of Curiosity Jan 31, 2014To make this Chinese lantern craft, you will first want to download and print this Chinese lantern template. Once you’ve printed your template, begin by folding your paper in half along the dotted line. Then cut along the solid lines. Be careful to stop at the end of the solid line and not cut to the end of the paper.Author: Katie Chinese New Year Paper Lantern Craft - dltk-holidays Fold the lantern down the center (there's a faint line on the template to give you guidance) and crease firmly Unfold the paper and use the tab to glue the edges together forming a tube shaped lantern. Glue the handle on either side of the lantern. Optional: string a number of paper lanterns in a row and hang them to decorate.