Star-Shaped Lantern

  • Minutes
  • Intermediate
The city of San Fernando in the Philippines draws crowds each December for its Giant Lantern Festival. Join in the celebration from home by creating a mini star-shaped lantern of your own.
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1 Divide the stencil up into layers

To make a three-dimensional star using the stencil, you will want to divide the stencil into "layers". We chose to go with three layers for this stencil, as shown here, but you can pick more or less - it's up to you!

2 Doodle the inner layer twice

We started by Doodling the inner layer first. We start by outlining the section along the stencil lines, and then fill it in from there. Remember to Doodle the section twice, so that you have a front and back side that will mirror each other. You can peel each layer off the DoodlePad or stencil before moving onto the next section.

3 Doodle the middle layer twice

With the inner layer done, you can now move onto the middle layer. Continue outlining each section along the stencil lines, and then fill it in from there. Remember to Doodle the section twice.

4 Doodle the outer layer twice

With the inner and middle layers done, you can now move onto the outer layer. Continue outlining each section along the stencil lines, and then fill it in from there. Remember to Doodle the section twice.

5 Connect the layers until you are down to two identical pieces

It's now time to connect all of your layers. You can assemble however makes most sense to you. We decided to connect the circular inner layer to the middle layer by adding 1/4 inch rim using clear filament to the middle layer, and then attaching the inner layer to that rim, as detailed in the images below.We also added a clear layer of plastic in between the middle and outer sections in order to connect those two layers.

6 Connect the front and back of the lantern

You are almost done! All that is left is to connect the front and back of the lantern. We took the clear filament and added about a 1/4 inch to other side, on the inside, so that when pushed up against each other, the Create+ could fit in between the layers and fuse the filament together.

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