Rice Paper Lantern
Paper lantern flourished since the 2nd century in China. Delighted by its beauty, the Chinese devoted their second most important holiday to the paper lantern - Lantern Festival. Covered with rice paper and dressed in styles, the lanterns are still popular today in illumination, decoration, and holiday celebration.
Chinese paper lantern tradition
- Bamboo stick
- Rice paper
- Rice paste
- Cut bamboo into pieces of shim half inch wide. The finished shim should be clear of the nodal surfaces.
- Bend the bamboo sticks. The flame of a candle can make the bending easier. The smaller the paper lantern the dimmer the flame. Dip the sticks into cold water to reinforce the shape after heating.
- Fasten the components by thread to constitute the framework. Tape a stick to the bottom to facilitate candle there later.
- Finish by pasting the paper.
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