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  • Writer's pictureShannon de Winnaar

Red Packet Lanterns for Art and Craft Activities

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)

  • Glue

  • Scissors

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.

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