This is another post for my Chinese New Year series and today it is about craft. Last week, we made 3D Paper Cutting Chinese New Year Spring 春 and today we cut the 旺 (wang in hanyu pinyin) Chinese character. In Singapore during Chinese New Year, you will often hear people say/shout Huat Ah (in Hokkien language) in the street, dinner party or when they want to win the lottery! It means to prosper and be wealthy. So people adapt 旺 into Chinese New Year culture. 旺 is the translation of Huat.
Here, I am going to show you how to make one for a wall display. This is suitable for both young and older children. In fact, this craft is completed by three of us. Ms C paint the background, Mr K cut the Chinese characters and I wrote the words.
one sheet of red A4 paper
half a sheet of yellow A3 paper (or two A4 sheets)
a bottle of red glitter paint
As I didn’t have yellow A3 paper, I used two A4 sheets instead. Feel free to adapt to what you have!
1. Paint the background with red glitter paint and a sponge. Let it dry.
2. Fold the red paper in half and half again like this shown.
3. Draw the word on the either side of the paper like this shown below.
4. Now draw the word on the other side of the paper as shown below.
Note: use a pencil, not use black marker pen to draw. This was just for the purposes of the photo as a pencil would not show up very well on the photo.
5. Cut along the lines and you will get this.
6. Now paste them on the glitter background!
Hope you all enjoy this Chinese New Year series and keep your eye out for more food and fengshui posts!
If you want to know more about the rest of the Chinese New Year crafts, do check out my Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/etspeaksfrom/chinese-new-year/