1 paper knife.
1 paper. Any paper can be used, but lighter, firmer and less flammable paper is more preferable.
1 use the knife to scrape the bamboo into a strip 1 centimeter wide and 0.1 centimeter thick. Bend the strip until it forms a circle and fix it with glue. Bamboo is fairly elastic. If it does not bend easily, bake it with low heat.
2 tie the copper wires on the bamboo circle, forming a cross.
3 cut the paper into adequate shapes and glue them together forming a column, the basal area of which is the same as the bamboo circle. Cut a round-shape piece of paper and paste it on the top. Attach the bamboo circle on the bottom.
4 cut a bamboo strip 10 centimeters long and bend it. Soak the
cotton with ethanol and wrap the small bamboo strip. Hang it on the
crossing point of the copper wires.
2 lighter and bigger lantern may fly more easily. You can also tie a thread on the lantern so that you can control the height and range of the flight as well as reuse the lantern.