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DIY Red Lantern Tassel Pendant

Get your classroom ready for the Spring Festival season with this easy and affordable CNY decoration idea!

During Chinese New Year, we have hanging ornaments with tangerines connected with red strings and red paper because they're believed to bring good luck and happiness. The Chinese words for “tangerine” closely resemble the words for “prosperity” and “wealth”. The red in Chinese culture corresponds with fire symbolizing good fortune and joy.

As you go about your craft, you can explain about the culture and traditions of Chinese New Year. Check out the steps below!

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Skill Level: Advanced

Suitable For: 5- 7 years old

Estimated Time: 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Materials needed:

  1. Ping Pong Ball (3 pc, Orange)

  2. Origami sized paper (Red)

  3. 2m Red String

  4. Black Marker

  5. Super Glue/UHU Glue

  6. Glitter Glue

  7. Hole Punch

  8. Plastic Bow

How to make the pendant?

Step 1: Decorate ping pong balls with glitter glue and allow to dry.

Step 2: Lay the red string vertically on the table folded in half, with the top section twisted.

Step 3: Stick the twisted part to the ping pong ball using a super glue, then secure the string around the ping pong ball with more glue.

Step 4: Twist it at the end of the ping pong ball and repeat Step 3 two more times.

Step 5: Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the other two ping pong balls. Leave around 2cm of distance between each ping pong ball

Final Step: Write an Auspicious Chinese saying on the red paper that is placed sideways, punch a hole at the top corner and tie it to the string.

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