Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fish, Paper Crafts | Posted on 17-01-2011 | 18,575 views
Tags: Ang Pao, Chinese New Year craft, goldfish
This Chinese New Year, let’s have beautiful goldfish accompanying us 😀 We’ll need only 6 red packets, oops, in this case, gold packets.
Gold Packet Gold Fish
We’ll only need two folding methods. 3 packets for each fold.
Fold both edges, leaving a small gap in the middle.
On the opposite end, fold both edges, leaving no gap in the middle.
You’ll need to fold 3 packets according to the above folding method.
Pick the part with the gap and staple so all three are attached to each other.
It should look like this.
Turn them out
See the fold line? You’ll need to cut the triangle out but do not cut on the line. Leave a little space.
Cut only one side. Leave the other untouched. Do not throw away the small triangle as you’ll need it later for the fins.
Cut the second packet. Cut only on one side too.
Cut the third packet. This time, cut both sides. You’ll now have 4 little triangles.
Fold the remaining 3 packets into half
Fold as shown above
Fold again as shown above and repeat on the other side
Fold all three packets using the above folding method.
Staple them side by side together
Place the tail in between the two packets.
Staple on one side
Staple on the other side too
Take 2 triangles
And staple as the fin
Staple the body shut
Staple as shown above
Insert your finger to puff up the fish
Take another small triangle and staple
Repeat on the other side
Staple it totally shut
Open up the tail
Cut two eyes out of white paper and draw the black eye and paste
I like to use this glass stone purchased from IKEA for the ‘fish eye’ effect.
Simply glue the glass stone onto the eyes and you are done 😀
You may also use red packets (ang bao) if you do not have gold packets 🙂
Still don’t get it? Watch this video 😀