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chinese/sky lanterns

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:34 pm
by my_purple_skys
for my winter birthday party i want to set off a couple of these chinese lanterns that are becoming popular these days, however they seem to be very expensive and look like they would acually be quite easy to make....

however i cant really find any tutorials or lists of materials.

ideally id want to use a bio-degradeable paper for the shell...

does anyone have any info, tutorials, nets etc to help me out???

Re: chinese/sky lanterns

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:55 pm
by ANNloses
They are extremely cheap, but you would probably have to have access to an Asian market nearby in order to get cheap pricing.
I'm sure there are tutorials, and you could make them out of tissue paper if you wanted, to get the translucency that they have.

OT but it's quite interesting, we send the lanterns off in remembrance of deaths!

Re: chinese/sky lanterns

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:04 am
by dinosaur
My best bet if you have tried it already is to go look at http://www.craftster.org
they have a lot of tutorials on just about anything.

hope this helps