I spent a lot of time looking at those international schools cyberfair projects and found lots of interesting resource.
Here is another, my favorite:
It has photos and text to teach you several kinds of lanterns.
Simple lanterns look fasinating, I really want to make one kind of these
and hang under my ceiling.
Sky lanterns are also interesting, I had played once when I was young at lantern fastival. Buring oily blessing paper and writing your wishes on the lantern.
p.S. That reminds me in Vancouver also has lantern fastival which is held by a community but totally different kind. More gypsy style.