It’s easier to make these lanterns with bendy straws, but bamboo sticks, what is used traditionally, still work well. Either way, the first thing to do is make six squares.
If you’re using the bamboo sticks, tie four of them together at the corners to construct your square, and repeat this method five more times.
If you’re using straws, first take four of them and bend their tops into right angles (90 degrees). Insert the shorter ends into the longer ends, turning into a square shape as you go. Once you reach the last straw connect it with the first straw to complete the square. Repeat this method five more times.