Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Lantern craft

As a homeschooling mum, in a foreign land, it's my sole responsibility to introduce and talk about Chinese New Year. And of course, we needed some related crafts to complemented our topic.

Here's what we did with some red packets excess, a simple lantern craft. We gathered:
  • 12 red packets
  • Scissors
  • Staple
  • String
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Gather the resources
Make sure the red packets openings are sealed, and fold about 1 cm up from that end. Then, fold it into half, and fold in 2 triangles from the fold line. Sequence from left to right as below.

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1cm fold, half fold and triangles fold
The rest is easy. Staple the folded triangles of 6 red packets to make the top part of the lantern and another 6 for the bottom. Put both together by stapling the 1 cm folds.

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Staple the red packets
Put in a string and staple the middle. Lantern's all good for hanging! A simple childhood craft I used to make in my primary school days.

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All set!
You may recycle used red packets, that are of similar sizes.

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