Chinese New Year is here, and many companies are handing out Red Packets. What do you do with them all? Here is a fun craft activity you can do with your extra Red Packets and use them to decorate your house too.
What you need:
3 Red Packets (makes 1 lantern)
How to make a Red Packet Lantern:
Step 1: Get 2 Red Packets and cut the small folder piece at the opening of the Red Packet off.
Step 2: Take the 2 Red Packets and cut down one side and the bottom (so the Red Packet can open)
Step 3: Keep the Red Packet folded and cut small slits from the closed side 3 quarters of the way through (about 2cm between each cut).
Step 4: Open your 2 Red Packs and lay them side by side and glue the overlapping side together.
Step 5: Join the other the sides together and glue.
Step 6: Take your third Red Packet and cut a 2cm strip off. Open the strip up and glue that across the top of your lantern as a handle.
On Friday January 28th students at Astor International School joined in a day of celebration and made Red Packet Chinese Lanterns. Great fun for all ages, a great use of the many Red Packets we have at home and they look fantastic too.