Monday, January 13, 2020

Year of the Rat CNY Crafts - Prosperity Rats

Hi everyone! Chinese New Year is drawing close, which meant that we spent the weekend decorating the house for the festivities.

Since it's the Year of the Rat this year, we made some of these cute rat (or mouse) bookmarks, which also doubles up as bookmarks, using red packets (or angpows). It is best to pick angpows which are red with gold accents as they really make the decoration pop and looks mighty auspicious and "ong"!

Prosperity Rats
Year of the Rat CNY Crafts

Year of the Rat CNY Crafts

Enjoy the video and happy crafting!

Year of the Rat CNY Crafts
By BabySumo

All you need:
Angpow packet (preferably red with gold accents)
Pink paper
5 cent coin
Black marker

1. Cut out a square from the ang pow packet.

2. Fold as per video instructions: click here.

3. Use coin as guide and draw two circles on the leftover angpow packet. Cut out circles.

4. Use coin as guide and draw two circles on pink paper. Cut about 2mm inside the circle drawn.

5. To make ears, stick the pink circle on the red circle.

6. Use glue to stick ears onto the rat's body.

7. Use marker to draw on eyes, nose and whiskers.

8. Cut out a tail from the red packet and stick onto the back of the rat.

Cute Rat Chinese New Year Craft

Rat Craft Chinese New Year

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  1. So cute! I'm feeling lazy so I don't think I will be making any this year.

  2. these are TOOOO cute!! i'm going to see if i can make some with my boyf! :'D


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