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Paper Lamp Shades

Paper is one thing that can be used for a variety of purposes – crafts, packaging, storage, stationery…the uses are countless. Here is one of the things that you can make.

The things you need:
1. Chart paper
2. Scissors
3. Adhesive

Step 1: Take the chartpaper and cut it into a rectangular piece (12 inches x 6 inches).

Paper Lamp Shades [Illustrations by Anup Singh]
Step 2: Fold the paper lengthwise into half.

Step 3: With the help of a scissor make slits all along the length from the folded side.

Stick the opposite widths of the paper.

Step 4: Cut a strip (1 inch x 8 inch) from the remaining chart paper. Stick the two ends of the strip to the cylindrical lamp to make the handle. Colour or decorate it the way you like.

The lamp shade is ready to adorn your house. To light the bulb, just extend the electrical wire with a socket to the place where you are going to hang the lamp shade. Fix a bulb and put the switch on.