Patriotic Paper Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template

Make a patriotic paper lantern craft to hang up for Labor Day or the 4th of July with the FREE template to show you where…

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Make a patriotic paper lantern craft to hang up for Labor Day or the 4th of July with the FREE template to show you where to cut.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®. As always, all opinions are my own.

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

Without labor nothing gets done which is why Labor Day was celebrated for the first time in 1882 (130+ years ago-wow!). It’s a fun day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of the American workers–how patriotic! Since it’s Labor Day and we don’t want to you to work too hard, we made this easy craft and free template so all you have to do is print and gather the kids and get crafting. I also have some great news about how to enter to win $2,500 from #HugTheMessSweepstakes because I want you to win!

We went with a red, white, and blue, theme which would also be perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or any other patriotic holiday. As I grabbed the paper and paint the kids knew they needed to grab the painting smocks and Huggies® wipes, “so mom doesn’t freak out,” about getting paint everywhere. The kids love using the wipes. I think they feel grown up when they are able to clean up all by their selves. They even grab for our Huggies® Clutch ‘N’ Clean pack out of my purse when we are out of the house and need to clean up a messy face, hand, or a spill. The nice thing is the wipes are super thick and soft without icky chemicals so they really can be used on lots of surfaces without causing damage–including on the kids! 🙂

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

For this particular craft time the kids even grabbed the wipes and used them to paint with. So creative!

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

Patriotic Paper Lantern Craft

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

Supplies:

Lantern template

Craft paper

Paint

Paint brushes (optional)

Stickers or hole punches (optional)

Scissors

Stapler or tape

Ribbon

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

Directions:

Print the lantern template on a piece of craft paper if you want children to practice cutting on the lines or you can skip the template and let them cut freely. Whatever works for your child is great.

Let child decorate their lantern with paint. I let the kids use cotton balls and their fingers to paint with. This is where the Huggies® wipes come in handy. Set the craft aside to dry.

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

Let your child decorate their lantern with stickers and/or hole punches.

Have your child fold the paper in half and cut on the lines.

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

To make the lantern cut out a piece of ribbon for the handle, unfold the paper and wrap it around to make a cylinder shape, staple the lantern together.

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

Hang up the craft for all to enjoy a Happy Labor Day and don’t forget to enter the #HugTheMessSweepstakes on Twitter and Instagram for your chance to win $2,500. I would love to see one of our readers win!

Find more sweepstakes information here: Hug the Mess Sweepstakes

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

Check out some more of our favorite craft projects where Huggies® saved the day (and my clothes) from little misplaced handprints. Hanprint Flowers and Vase Craft for summer or Mother’s Day and Handprint Chick Craft for Spring or farm units.

 FREE PRINTABLE: Lantern Template

Patriotic Lantern Craft to Make on Labor Day with Kids and Free Template (Paper craft, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day)

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One comment

  1. Thank you for sharing a new twist to an old project. Can’t wait to do this for Labor Day.

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