Monday, October 12, 2009

How are they made?

Paper lanterns can be made from any material and they give great pleasure to their owners as they are such simple yet beautiful creations. Some designs have the sole purpose of floating up in the sky once lit, very much using the same principles as hot air balloons do. These lanterns can be very attractive as they fill the skies in their masses during festivals. The floating lanterns have candles inside them giving them enough hot air to be able to fly due to the heat inside the lantern. The Chinese call them sky lanterns or even fire lanterns. Originally people used to make paper lanterns with the help of bamboo but in the present world there are many different materials available such as plastic, origami and aluminium as well as many durable fire resistant materials such as rice paper.

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