To celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Ox, we have worked with artist Stephanie Jong to create a lantern making workshop that you can take part in from home, using simple, readily available materials and techniques.

In this workshop, Stephanie will instruct you how to make 3 different styles of paper lantern:

0:56 – Up and Down Lantern
7:38 – Round Paper Lantern
11:47 – Round Hanging Paper Lantern

We would love to see your creations! Share your lanterns with us by tagging us on:

Accessible to all ages and ability levels. The video are available with both English and Chinese captions.

Watch it below!



Materials required:

Up and Down Paper Lantern (0:56):
Coloured paper (A4 or A3 size), extra paper (to make tassels), cardstock, glue, string/thin rope, scissors.
Optional: paint (e.g. watercolour, acrylic or poster paint), paintbrush, cutting mat or similar.

Round Paper Lantern (7:38):
2 Sheets of paper, cutting mat or similar, ruler, pencil, glue or double-sided tape, penknife.
Optional: paint (e.g. watercolour, acrylic or poster paint), paintbrush.

Round Hanging Paper Lantern (11:47):
3 Sheets of A4 size paper, extra paper (to make tassels), cardstock, pencil, glue, string/thin rope, scissors or penknife.
Optional: paint (e.g. watercolour, acrylic or poster paint), paintbrush, cutting mat or similar.

About Stephanie Jong

Stephanie Jong is a British-born Malaysian Chinese artist, living and working in London. Specialising in ceramics under the alias ‘Jong Ceramics’, her work focuses on sculptural ceramics as well as hand-thrown minimal, useable and functional porcelain and stoneware ceramics that can be used in everyday life. 

Her work is influenced by her background as a diasporic Chinese over four generations and the combination of the past and present East Asian, South East Asian and Western European history, culture, theory and practices. She is a self-taught ceramic artist with a background in contemporary art and art history. She has a MA from the Royal College of Art, a BA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and a Foundation Diploma from Chelsea College of Art & Design (University of the Arts London). Her sculptural ceramics can be found in private collections in the UK, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Germany and Switzerland, and her functional ceramics can be bought from

Instagram: @jongceramics


Top image: Stephanie Jong, Lantern Making Workshop. Image Courtesy of CFCCA.