Maybe we should start a category for paper lanterns here on Duo. It seems we mention them often. I’ve assembled a tray full of paper lanterns made by me and others to brighten our dining room table.

(Hmmm. its tricky to get a satisfying photo of candlelight...)
I’ve got an idea to make a folded paper lantern using similar techniques and materials as the window stars, and Eli, my 5, wants to paper mache with tissue paper over a kerosene lantern chimney. (Sounds pretty, but seems to me like it might catch on fire -you know how the top of the chimney is so narrow…) Our goal is to have enough lanterns to be able to light suppers solely with candle power!