HOW TO:

Craft with the Kids this CNY

 

This Lunar New Year, we recruited the help of My Hong Kong ABC to show us a fun way to keep the tykes busy whilst also celebrating CNY. These super easy eco-friendly crafts can be done at home or on holiday! 

 

 

STEP 1

Take 2 lai see packets and slit down the side and end to open flat

 

STEP 2

Cut them lengthwise into approx 2cm strips. You will need about 12.

 

STEP 3

Punch a hole through the both ends of each strip. 

 

STEP 4

Stack strips together and put a brass tack through both holes. Fan out the strips to make a ball shape. 

 

STEP 5

If using cord, thread through the holes and tie and knot the other side (see pic!) and again fan out to make a ball shape. 

 

STEP 6

Use the flap of your lai see packet to make a tassle. Just make tiny snips up to a 1cm border at the top and then roll up and tape secure.

 

STEP 7

If using the brass tack method tie thread or elastic around each tack; at the top this will make a loop for hanging; and at at the bottom a loop to hang your tassel. Add beads if you like. 

 

STEP 8

If using cord tie a loop for hanging at the top and thread your tassel at the bottom and tie a knot to secure.

 

STEP 9

And ta-da! A beautiful handmade recycled paper decoration!

Make sure you follow @MyHongKongABC for all the crafting inspiration you'll ever need!

Written by Alex Swan on Jan 23, 2020

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