I love those Paper Lamps so I decided to make one!http://members.shaw.ca/robertbrandt/images/lantern1.jpghttp://members.shaw.ca/robertbrandt/images/lantern2.jpg
Materials: Bristle Board
Hole Punch, that punches out shapes (or you can cut out your own!)
Plastic Coated Wire
Light cord with bulb
This is the pattern for cutting out the "points" of your star. You need five of them.http://members.shaw.ca/robertbrandt/images/lantern.jpg
I'll try to explain this as best as I can, if it's confusing let me know and I'll add pics.
1- Trace the pattern onto your paper, and cut it out. (Have five of them)
2- Copy the placement of the solid lines on to you cut outs, by using a ruler and a exacto knife. Very lightly make your lines (do not cut right through the material, you just want to "scratch" it) These are where you will fold the points of your star.
3- Make and Punch out the patterns on your lamp
4- Glue your tissue paper to cover the holes.
5- Carefully fold your star pieces along the scratched lines
6- Paint some glue on the outside of the lengthwise tab *which is located off the side of your star piece*
you want the glue on the "good looking side* of the paper. Fold the star in half, pressing the tab down and allowing to dry. Do this with 4 of the star pieces.
7- With the 5th one, before you fold it in half, make sure you cord is running along the inside fold
8- paint glue on the shorter of the tabs, and lay the pieces, one on top of the other. So you have a stack of star pieces. Paper Clip down and wait for glue to dry.
9- Once the glue is dried, carefully pull the pieces around to form a star. To secure the 2 end pieces, poke a small hole in each piece and draw it together with wire.
Sorry if it is confusing! I'll try to take pictures as I'm doing it with the next one!