Lantern is an ancient Chinese traditional handicraft, which originated more than 2000 years ago. When welcoming the New Year, people will hang red lanterns to symbolize reunion to create a festive atmosphere. Later, the lantern became a symbol of Chinese jubilation.

Now let's take a look at an origami lantern tutorial, which is very colorful. It may seem complicated, but it's actually quite simple to fold. Fold out 12 identical units, then put them together, with tassels, and so on.

If you also like this lovely paper lantern, you can try the following instructions, as long as a few steps can be completed!

**You will need to prepare:**

Square color paper x 12

red rope

tassels

pearl

glue

double-sided glue

1.Take out a piece of paper first and fold its four corners diagonally. And then unfold.

2.Fold the two opposite angles into the middle point.

3.Flip it over. Fold an edge to the diagonal, and also turn the back corner out.

4.The other edge is the same.

5.Flip it over. Fold the left and right corners inward.

6. Fold the left and right edges inward to get two rectangles.

7.Put the two rectangles together and you have a unit.

8. Repeat the above steps to fold a total of 12 identical units. Colors are optional.

9.Paste 12 origami units together to form a cylinder and string the red rope in the middle.

10. String a pearl on top of the lantern. String a pearl on the bottom of the lantern, plus tassels, the lovely paper lantern is ready!