Patriotic Lanterns – Cut, Fold, Glue and Decorate

These patriotic lanterns are so easy to make and create a beautiful end result.  Children can practice fine motor skills, scissor skills and visual perceptual skills while creating these fun patriotic decorations.  Hang them up for July 4th or really all Summer long!  Access the free download below.


1. Print the following two pages on cardstock paper: first page is black and white and the second page is color. Optional: print the black and white version on red and blue paper (as pictured above).

2. Fold the paper in half lengthwise at the 1/2” dotted line.

3. Use scissors to cut along the solid, black lines.

4. Open paper back up and form into a tube with the horizontal stripes at the top and bottom. Glue closed.

5. Attach a handle at the top.

And that’s it!  Decorations for Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day or Memorial Day are all set.

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