Asian Paper Lantern

by Fran Casselman

Bendable plastic straws
Black fun foam
Very fine wire
Utility scissors
White glue

Stretch out the straw and decide how many ribs your lantern will have. Paint as desired and allow to dry. Punch 3/16” discs from 3mm black fun foam. Cut the ribbed straw section with small, sharp scissors. Glue a fun foam disc to each end. When dry, push a very fine wire through the disc at one end to make a hanger, or use a needle to sew a thread through. Touch up paint if needed.