How to make a simple origami lantern

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simple origami lantern




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Level Beginner / Intermediate
Copyright Hyo Ahn

This page is for those who want the instruction to fold a simple origami lantern.


This simple origami lantern is a 2D model butt is a little advanced than the the traditional origami lantern. Unlike the traditional origami lantern, you can hang this lantern since the front and the back sides are the same. This model starts from a balloon base and you will be applying both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.


Before working on this model, you need to know what valley-fold and mountain-fold are. If you know these two folding techniques, then you will have no problem in making origami lantern.


If you are ready, then let's get started.


If you find any bugs on this instruction, please send an email to HyoAhn's email.


You may use any kind of paper to fold the origami lantern. It is a little easier if the front and the back side of the paper are slightly different whether it be in texture or color.

Make sure the paper that you use is a square (all sides are equal and all the angles equal 90 degrees). The paper I am using here is a typical 15cm x 15cm origami paper.

simple origami lantern: front side of paper


This is the front side of paper.

simple origami lantern: back side of paper


This is the back side of paper.



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