Whether you are preparing for Chinese New Year, Superbowl, Valentines Day, Carnival or Birthday Bash here are some easy ways to decorate with the help of your kids.
Depending on the theme you can use newspaper ads, wrapping paper, kids drawings or even photos.
To make lanterns trim the ends of the paper
fold in half, cut strips of paper 2/3 way, leaving a top border
open the page up and glue the outside edges together, making a tubular lantern.
In order to make a star or a flower take another piece of paper
fold the paper backwards and forward
just like an accordion
until it folded into one strip
fold in half again
Cut the corner at an angle in order to make a star
unfold taping one side then the other together
Ta Da !!!!
To make a flower round the edge a bit when cutting
Here is your flower
and the rest of stars
These decorations only take a few minutes and you can use all kids of different paper to match your party theme. Who said Chinese Lanterns need to be for New Years only, I am think they would look great sporting my favorite Superbowl team. Now if only my team can deliver this Sunday.