Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 Chinese New Year Countdown Fireworks at Chinatown Singapore

Just before midnight, we hopped over to Chinatown for the Chinese New Year Countdown. In Singapore, Chinatown is the highlight location for Chinese New Year.

Although it was raining, it did not dampen the celebration mood.

We went to the carpark level of Chinatown Complex to view the firecrackers and fireworks.

Enjoy the video.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

How to Make an Ang Pow Fan

This Ang Pow Fan is made using only 10 red envelopes. It is also easy to make as a decoration or gift to friends and relatives during Chinese New Year. The materials required are as follow:

1) 10 Red packets (Ang Pow)
2) Red string about 30 cm
3) one tassel
4) UHU glue or double sided tape
5) A pair of scissors (optional, in case you need to cut a ball of red string)

Here's is a step by step tutorial I've made and uploaded to share with you

How to make an Ang Pow Spaceship

As I play around with the Ang Pow packets, I made this Chinese New Year Lantern. It looks like a spaceship to me, and I'm still trying to give it a nice name.

I used only 12 red packets. It is another simple craft that children can learn.
As for busy adults, it is easy to learn and fast to make.
It gives sense of satisfactions and enjoyment when you can make one as a gift to your relatives, friends or colleagues.

Here is the video I've made and uploaded

Saturday, January 21, 2012

How to Make an 8-Petal Flower using Bump Chenille Stems

During Chinese New Year in Singapore, you can find these "Bump Chenille Stems" at the many temporary stalls that sell Chinese New Year decorations.

A very friendly stall owner had taught me how to make a flower with these bump chenille stems. You can make this flower to decorate your home and office during Chinese New Year. I find it can also be used as a fashion accessory.

You can see in this picture how I have used it as a decoration for Chinese New Year.

I've made and uploaded a video demonstration to share with you "How to Make an 8-Petal Flower using Bump Chenille Stems". It is simple to make and is suitable for children art and craft.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

How to make a Simple Chinese New Year Lantern with 12 Ang Pows

A fast and easy way to make a simple chinese new year lantern Using Red envelopes/Red packets/Ang pows/ Hongbao/ Ang bao.

You can make it to decorate your house or office for Chinese New Year.

This is suitable for beginners. For children, it is advisable to do it with guidance.

Materials required:
12 Red envelopes/Red packets/Ang pows/ Hongbao/ Ang bao.
Red string
beads (optional)

A stapler