Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ang Pao Lantern

Chinese New Year is around the corner. Thought it would be nice to do some Chinese New Year Craft with my boy. I help out quite a bit here because he get bore of repetitive work. Sigh!

This is the very basic of the lantern done with Ang Pao. Outcome is nice.

Materials needed:

  • 12 Ang Paos for the lantern (we are using square ones so it looks nicer)
  • 1 Ang Pao for the lantern decoration
  • Double-sided tape
  • String
How to do it:

  1. Fold 4 corners of the 12 Ang Paos inwards covering the picture. (It will look like a smaller square now)
  2. Join top right with top left corner using double sided tape to secure. It will take 4 Ang Paos to do this.
  3. Repeat the above steps so you have 2 sets; 1 for bottom and 1 for the top.
  4. To do the middle part, join top right corner of (base) Ang Bao on the left with bottom right corner of a new Ang Pao. Then join top left corner of (base) Ang Pao on the right with bottom left corner of the same Ang Pao. (confusing huh? ;P)
  5. Repeat till 4 Ang Paos are secure with the base.
  6. Now stick the top to the earlier completed model.
  7. You should see the lantern taking shape.
  8. If you want to hang that thingy (whatever you call it ;P) below the lantern, cut 1 Ang Pao in shreds leaving 1 cm on the top.
  9. Roll it and secure with tape.
  10. Now mommy use needle and thread to string the deco thingy to the lantern and thread the top too.

Don't use glue because it will not work with Ang Pao. If your child can handle stapler, use that as it secures the Ang Pao better. You can also use those square memo notes instead of Ang Pao.

哥哥 in action

See step 2. (2 sets - base & top)

See steps 4 & 5

From: craftbox.blogspot.com

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