Step 1. Fold one piece of paper in half lengthwise. Unfold.
Step 2. Along the folded line, cut the paper in half.
Step 3. Glue the two halves together to create one long strip of paper.
Step 4. Fold the paper into four equal parts; these will be the four sides of your lantern.
Step 5. Decorate each square with scenes or objects from the story.
Step 6. Cut four pieces of cardboard. The width should be about half an inch, and the length should be the height of the folded paper.
Step 7. Glue three of the cardboard pieces along the folds of the paper.
Step 8. Glue the fourth cardboard piece at one end of the paper.
Step 9. Fold the paper over the fourth cardboard piece at the end. Unfold. This fold will overlap the other end of the paper strip.
Step 10. Glue the ends of the paper together to create a cube.
Step 11. Trace the top of the cube on the other piece of paper and cut along your tracing. This will be the top of your lantern.
Step 12. Attach the top of the lantern to the cube.
Step 13. Place a flashlight or flameless candle under your paper lantern to simulate a fire.
Step 14. Now, retell the story with your new prop!