How to make a traditional origami lantern

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Level Beginner
Copyright Traditional

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


This traditional origami lantern is a 2D model and it only works for one side. The special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are cushion-fold and opening a pocket which is similarly used for traditional origami chair.


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.

traditional origami lantern: front side of paper


This is the front side of paper.

traditional origami lantern: back side of paper


This is the back side of paper.



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