DIY Paper Lotus Lanterns for Buddha’s Birthday…Most of us love making something by hands. With The annual Lotus Lantern Festival coming on May 17 this year, and in the honor of Buddha’s birthday here is how to make a Paper Lotus Lantern to celebrate the Lotus Lantern Festival.
According to Buddhist belief, the lighting of a lotus-shaped lantern symbolizes wisdom in that they bring light to the world by lighting up the dark parts of the world that are filled with agony and illuminating the devotion to performing good deeds.
Glue, tissue paper, small plain paper cup, scissors, ruler, ribbon, a paintbrush.
The below step by step instructions to make a lotus Lanterns out of tissue paper.
1- Cut a small incision in the bottom of the cup. Then, folded a ribbon in half, knotted the ends, and slid the folded end through the hole (this is on which the glued petals will be attracted to.
2-Cut up the tissue paper into 3.5 x 1.5 inch a piece that will resemble the petals (You can fold the tissue paper into tiny folds or leave it plain).
3-At one end of each piece twist the paper together to resemble its small tip.
4-Turn the cup upside down (that will resemble the base of the attached petals), apply glue to the part of the cup on which the tissue paper will set on.
5-Work all way down the sides of the cup filling it with the tissue petals, pull down on the sides of the paper to make the flower a little more full
Here we gave you the main idea of making a Paper Lotus Lanterns; with the photos below will work as other good ideas to help you to be inspired to make a creative Paper Lotus Lanterns.