How to Make a Miss La Sen Foam Lotus Lantern

The Lotus is a positive symbol in many Asian cultures, often used for the lantern festival or in worship and decoration. If you're a Miss La Sen fan and want to make a lotus lantern inspired by her, start with step one below. You can also adapt this design for other characters. Let your imagination run wild!


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    Download this pattern and print it out in A3 size paper.
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    Trace the inside petals on the blue foam and cut them out.
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    Cut 6 inside blue petals.
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    Cut 3 outside white petals on the foam.
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    Cut the upper frame and lower frame.
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    Punch 4 holes in each petal.
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    Poke the 6 blue petals into the lower frame.
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    Poke the 6 blue petals into the upper frame.
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    Poke the white petals into the blue petals.
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    Poke 3 white petals interleaved to attach the blue petals of lantern.
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    Cut 3 inside white petals without the arrows.
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    Use the glue-gun to glue the top and bottom of the white petal onto the blue petals. Make them bulge in the center of the white petals.
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    Glue the white petals without arrows onto the blue petals.
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    On the upper frame and lower frame, punch the holes in the center.
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    Allow the white petals to bulge out.
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    Cut the elements of Miss La Sen’s head.
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    Glue them onto the face.
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    Punch 2 holes on her face to insert the red string.
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    Done. You have Miss La Sen lotus lantern to hang during the lantern festival, or display in your home. You can cut the oval on the petals to glue the glass paper and the small electric light can be shining through.

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