I was asked by our Lichfield Mandarin Club to teach our members to make a Chinese New year mini Lantern. So I decided to blog the step by step instructions:
1 Long Red Packet (Ang Bao)
1 Short Red Packet (Ang Bao)
Fold the long red packet in half (along the length)
Cut slits along the side of the red packet by cutting halfway along the width. Keep each slit to approx 0.5-1 cm apart.
Roll the red packet and staple the top and bottom
Cut a strip of the short red packet to make a handle for your lantern. Staple onto the lantern.