Kids Craft – Chinese Hong Bao Lantern

Handicraft for kids


l16Last year, I did a blog post on ‘How To Make Chinese Lantern‘ with your child and many have commented that it was too difficult for younger kids. So this year, I went to the other extreme. This is one of the easiest Chinese Hong Bao Lantern for kids craft.

DONEBut if you think your child is up to the challenge, then head over to try out the more challenging Chinese Hong Bao Lantern which I made for my in-law’s this year, over at my personal blog titled “Chinese Hong Bao Lantern 2011“.

Things you need for this Kids Craft:

  1. 6 Square Hong Bao
  2. Red Ribbon
  3. Glue
  4. Stapler

STEP 1: Prepare 6 pieces of square Hong Baos.

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STEP 2: Fold the Hong Bao into half Horizontally just like what Binbin did below. Open it up, then Fold into half again Vertically.

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STEP 3: Open it up and you should be able to see a Cross line on the Hong Bao.

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STEP 4: Turn the Hong Bao over and Fold the corners of the Hong Bao to the middle crossed point as shown below.

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STEP 5: Once done, you will get this. Repeat Step 2-4 for the remaining Hong Bao.

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STEP 6: Glue the corners of 3 Hong Baos together as illustrated below.

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STEP 7: Repeat Step 6 to create another set of 3 Hong Baos.

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STEP 8: Glue the two sets together as demonstrated by KeatKeat below.

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STEP 9: Before gluing the last corner, place the red ribbon in between the corners and stapler it, so that you can hang it up.

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STEP 10: Ta-Daa… One of the Simplest Chinese Hong Bao Lantern!

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Have Fun with your child with this Kids Craft! *smile*


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Kids Crafts – Christmas MistleToe

Handicraft for kids


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Because of the fatal accident yesterdayLove For Brother Paid With Blood, Binbin is limping badly.

So, our previous plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day had been canceled. In short, we are grounded till he gets well. In order to keep the spirit of Christmas alive, I got the kids down to making MistleToe for this Christmas.

Things needed for the 2 types of Kids Crafts – Christmas Mistletoe:

  1. Newspaper
  2. Crepe Paper
  3. Scissors
  4. Adhesive tape
  5. Double sided tape
  6. Ribbons
  7. Christmas Magazines
  8. Christmas Garland
  9. Christmas Hanging Ornaments

Step 1: Open up the Newspapers. Crush 3 pieces horizontally like what Keatkeat did below.

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Step 2: Twist the 3 pieces of Newspaper together as shown below.

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Step 3: Form a circle by joining the two ends together with Adhesive tape.

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Step 4: Cut the Crepe Paper, approximately 1.5 to 2 inches wide, as shown below.

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Step 5: Unfold the strip of Crepe Paper, stick one end to the Newspaper Loop and start wrapping the Newspaper as shown below.

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Step 6: When the loop is fully covered with the Crepe Paper, stick the other end of the Crepe Paper with Adhesive tape.

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Step 7: Its Ribbon time! Fold the Ribbon into half and loop it over the mistletoe as shown below.

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Step 8: Wrap the Ribbon round the mistletoe with spaces in between. Then tie the ends together so that you can hang it. See pictures below.

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Step 9: Grab a Christmas hanging ornament and tie it to the top of the mistletoe. Ta-Daa. Simple Christmas Misletoe done.

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If you think this is too difficult for your child. You may want to try an even simpler Christmas Mistletoe.

Repeat the above Step 1 to Step 6. But this time, instead of using Crepe Paper, use Christmas Garland.

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Get the kids to cut out pictures that symbolizes Christmas. Then use the Double-sided Adhesive tape to stick the pictures onto the Garland.

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After which, repeat Step 9 above and there you have it, a Fluffy Christmas Mistletoe.

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Have a Blessed Christmas Everyone! *Grin*


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