Rabbits to usher the Chinese New Year

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Rabbit | Posted on 01-02-2011 | 9,791 views

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Chinese New Year will be celebrated on the 3rd February 2011, just a couple of days away 😀

We are getting really excited and let’s have a look at the kids making rabbit art to usher the New Year of Rabbit!

A couple of rabbits to usher the New Year of Rabbit

Look for a rabbit, preferably from your Chinese New Year greeting cards or any where and cut it out.

We got ours from Craft Haven.

Draw the outline on a drawing block

Cut out the rabbit.

Place the rabbit template onto another drawing block. Secure with masking tape.

Paint the insides of the template

Repeat on the other side or as many times according to how many rabbits you wish to have

Let dry and your rabbits are done.

You may want to finger print some cherry blossoms too.

Nice? 😀

We hung the rabbit art up at our car porch together with the lanterns 😀

Gong Xi Fa Chai to you and family 😀

Here are the list of Chinese New Year crafts we have done:
1) Red packet ancient coin lantern

2) Red packet ball lantern

3) Ang Pao Goldfish

4) Red Packet Star Lantern

5) Toilet paper roll rabbit

6) Toilet paper roll orange

7) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

‘8) Fingerprint Cherry Blossoms

9) Ang Pao Toilet Paper Roll Cracker

10) Red Packet Sea Shell Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Lantern

12) Red Packet Fan Ornament

13) Red Packet Fish Ornament

14) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts | Posted on 26-01-2011 | 18,979 views

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We are making an auspicious Ancient Coin Lantern using red packets today 🙂

Ang Pao Ancient Coin Lantern

You’ll need to fold 16 packets of ang paos as shown above – fold all four edges.

Staple them together to get 4 of the above

Staple them together to get the above

Arrange and staple them as shown above

Side view. Add tassel and your lantern is done 😀

If you still don’t get it, watch this video

Gold Packet Gold Fish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fish, Paper Crafts | Posted on 17-01-2011 | 20,202 views

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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 😀

Ang Pow Toilet Paper Roll Cracker

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 28-12-2010 | 38,771 views

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Let’s start working on Chinese New Year decorations 😀

Today, we are going to use toilet paper roll and some red packets to make a fire cracker 🙂

Red packet toilet paper roll fire cracker


Cut two circles out of a red packet

Paste on both ends of the toilet paper roll

Take a cute red packet and paste around the toilet roll.

Cut a strip of aluminium foil, twist it and paste on one end of the roll and you are done 😀

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) Red Packet Fish Lantern

20) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

Red Packet Fish Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 21-01-2010 | 102,347 views

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This year, I want to hang some Ang Pow fish in my porch 🙂

Red Packet Fish Lantern

You will need 18 Ang Pows (Red Packet) of same designs.

First, make sure all 18 ang pows are sealed. Some ang pow came with self adhesive, some don’t. For those that do not have self adhesive, use some glue to seal off the ang pows.

Fold the all 18 ang pow slightly into half at the top and bottom. Do not fold the whole ang pow until there is a straight line, only fold for a tiny marking.

Fold all 18 ang pows at the corners.

Stapler 2 top corners of 2 ang pows together. Stapler another 2 more ang pows to form the fish body like the picture above. You will need to make 2 of these shape.

Stapler all the side together to form the fish body.

Fold 2 ang pows into halves. Arrange the ang pows just like the picture shown above and stapler them together.

Stapler the mouth piece to the body piece as shown in the picture.

Fold 2 ang pows into halves. Stapler one of the folded ang pow on the top of the fish body as shown. Stapler the other folded ang pow into the fin. Repeat the fish fins instruction for the bottom side of the fish body.

Fold the rest of the ang pows into halves, there should be 4 ang pows left. Take 2 ang pows and stapler them as shown above. Do the same for the rest of the ang pows. Stapler one tail onto the body of the fish first, then stapler the second one.

Put a string through the top fin of your fish and hang it. Your lantern is done 🙂

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) Ang Pow Flower Lantern

20) Ang Pow Fish Lantern

21) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 14-01-2010 | 42,824 views

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The versatile red packet can be transformed into basically anything. Today, we shall make a fan out of it 🙂

Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

Fold the red packet in half

Fold again so that the two ends meet in the middle.

Open and you’ll get these lines

Fold according to the line as shown above

You’ll get this. Fold it in half and glue.

Your fan is ready. Use a needle to put thread through it and hang 🙂

If you have nice Chinese New Year crafts, do share it with us by submitting it here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Fish, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 12-01-2010 | 55,301 views

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This Chinese New Year, let’s hang up some fish on the bamboo tree 😀

Red packet fish ornament

Draw a line in the middle of the red packet.

Draw the tail and cut. Cut a small square as the mouth too.

Glue the tail together. Use a needle to put a thread through a fin and hang 🙂

Red packet fish ornament

Have other great Chinese New Year crafts ideas? Share it with us by submitting it here and we’ll link it back to you. Thank you 🙂

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) 12pcs Angpow Lantern