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Thursday, January 18, 2018



How To Make Chinese New Year Angpow Lanterns

Chinese New Year is coming to town... You know because when you go to the malls, you will hear Chinese New Year music and you will see red everywhere, red decorations that is.

Nowadays, you can buy many Chinese New Year decorations from the supermarkets, "kedai runcit" (grocery store) and "pasar malam" (night market) too. They're not cheap though and nothing beats the satisfaction of making your own. So why not give it a try?

It is easy to make your own Chinese New Year decorations from angpow paper, so easy that even kids can make them as you can see from the videos below. They range from easy to intermediate. However, kids can make them if they follow the step by step video tutorial. It will be a fun activity for the whole family. The reward? Nice bonding and memorable moments for the whole family and a beautifully decorated house for Chinese New Year!

These videos are from the Merryn Tan YouTube Channel. Check them out below.

1. How To Make DIY Angpow Ancient Coin Lantern Tutorial. (You need 16 pieces of Angpow packets)




2. How To Make DIY Angpow Flower Tutorial (You need 60 piecces of square Angpow packets)




3. How To Make DIY 3D Angpow Koi Fish (You need colourful angpow packets. The number of packets depend on how many koi fish decoration you wish to make)




4. How To Make A Simple Chinese New Year Angpow Lantern (You Need 12 pieces of Angpow Packets)




You will find more videos like this when you Subscribe to this video channel. Merryn frequently updates her channel with kids crafting, kids cooking videos and interesting reviews on places of interest and activities for parents with young kids.

Besides Crafting Tutorials, you will also find kids cooking and baking videos on this YouTube Channel.

Here's one of her kids cooking videos.

How to bake Cute Doggy Cookies for Chinese New Year 2018 Year of the Dog. There are plenty more videos on simple bakes and crafts done by kids for kids. Check out the full list of videos here. There are more Chinese New Year cookies baking with kids ideas in the list including Happy Nut cookies, Cranberry Cornflakes cookies and Almond Cookies baking tutorials. All videos are kid friendly. Kids can even cook Peranakan dishes.

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