Make Your Own: Firecracker Knot

In this video workshop leader Xiaochun Shen guides us to make a quick and colourful firecracker knot, using Chinese knotting cord. These make great decorations for Chinese New Year!

You’ll need:

  • 2x 50cm strands of knotting cord (two different colours preferred)

Make Your Own: Paper Lantern

Make your own paper lantern at home – a perfect craft for Chinese New Year!

Based on her popular origami lantern workshop, Yuen has created a short video for you to follow along with at home.

You’ll need:

  • 1 sheet of A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) paper (colour of your choice)
  • 1m piece of thread (colour of your choice)
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Hole puncher
  • LED tealight candle/other small LED light (optional)

Get started:

  1. Place your A4 paper horizontally and measure 11.7cm from the bottom.
  2. Mark this point and fold the top of the paper down along the full length of the paper.
  3. Unfold and cut along the crease to remove the top rectangle.
  4. You will be left with a rectangle for use with the below folding template (punch small holes where indicated)

Watch the full video below:

Make Your Own: Kite

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