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Children's Crafts - Lampshade Decorations

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You will need:

Plain lampshade
Tape measure
Black paper or thin card
Greaseproof or tracing paper
Brightly coloured tissue paper
Glue
Scissors
Stapler
Strong sticky tape

1. Measure around the base of the lampshade. Cut a piece of black paper 2 inches (5 cm) longer than this measurement and 10 inches (25 cm) wide.

2. Fold the paper in half widthways. Open it out again and fold one short edge halfway to the centre crease.

3. Turn the paper over and fold it down again to meet the centre crease. Keep turning and folding three more times to the end of the paper to make a concertina.

4. Keep paper folded and draw a design. It must reach the edges of the paper.

5. Cut out the design.

6. Open the paper. Cut a rectangle of tracing paper the same size and glue it to the back of the paper.

7. Cut three tissue paper strips the same length as the paper cut-out and about 5 inches (12.5 cm) wide. Trim one long side of each strip into curves or zigzag shapes to look like hills and grass. This is easiest to do if you fold the tissue into a concertina first.

8. Put a dab of glue at the ends of each strip and press them on to the tracing paper so they overlap. Handle them gently, or they may tear. Add a few more dabs of glue to hold the strips in place on the tracing paper.

9. When the glue is dry curve the paper round to make a cylinder and staple the ends with a 2 inch (5 cm) overlap. Then stick it to the lampshade with very strong sticky tape.

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