You can teach and involve your whole family in the making of these delightful paper lanterns but make sure to keep burning candles out of the reach of children. This fire hazard can happen anywhere and it would be really disastrous. Make sure that you do not place lit lanterns in places such as near curtains and cloths, in bedrooms, or in places where flames could reach any flammable materials. Pets pose another problem and they must be kept away from the paper lanterns as their urge for investigating the lights would cause great problems.
Modern lanterns are designed to work with safe electrical lights inside them. Never replace these bulbs with any form of open flame as the synthetic materials used during manufacturing will catch fire in an instant.