Saturday, June 18, 2011

How to make a Ornamental Hong Bao Flower Ball (彩球, 花球)

I know many would love to learn to make flower balls with Ang Pow packets. Here's another video I found that teach the "HOW". It's an 11 minutes video, so give yourself so patience to watch and learn.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Chinese Lantern Making at Yio Chu Kang CC

If you are in Singapore when Chinese New Year is around the corner, do look out on the activities conducted by the Community Clubs (CCs) here. Some CCs do conduct Chinese New Year Lantern Making, and if you are lucky, you can sign up to attend one of the sessions.

I was so happy when I see this posted video on facebook and YouTube. Our Tai Chi teacher had volunteered and conducted a Chinese Lantern Making Session at Yio Chu Kang Community Club earlier this year, during the Chinese New Year period to share with her students to make a Flower Ball with Ang Bao packets.

Guess what?! I'm surprised to see that she is still keeping the Ang Bao Flower Ball that I gave to her last year. She has used it as a sample to guide her students and share with them the process of making it. How wonderful she is!

I felt so apologetic for I'm unable to draw time to make any new Ang Bao Lanterns to gift my favourite teacher and my mother due to my new job commitment this year 2011.

Nevertheless, I'm elevated by this video. I still do keep up with my hobby! So I hope you too, to do something you enjoy. Be Happy and Be Passionate, just like my Tai Chi teacher, I'm so proud of her.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

How to make a Flower Ball using only 12 red packets

My friend brought some square red packets. At first, we could not decide what to do, later we discovered we could make a flower ball with only 12 square red packets!

I've created this video to show you how to do it, it's very simple.

If you have kids, you can teach them to make one for their art lesson or make one to decorate your house for the coming Chinese New Year on 3 Feb 2011.

Here are the materials required:

1. 12 square red packets
2. A piece of red string about 30cm
3. Stapler with yellow or red staples filled
4. 1 Tassel
5. Sticky tape

Have Fun!

How to make a Rotating Lantern with red packets 红包走马灯

In my earlier post on my Rotating Ang Pow Lantern that brought luck to my Mom to win $60 lottery.
Here, I found a video to teach you how to make one. Hope my post here brings all of you good luck and win a fortune too!