Paper-cut, also known as paper carving is one of the oldest folk arts of Chinese Han, with its roots dating back to the sixth century AD. The difference between window blossoms or cut-outs is that they use different tools, scissors or gravers. Despite using different tools, the art works are basically the same. Paper-cut is a kind of cut-away art, visually bringing people see-through feelings and artistic enjoyment.
Here is a simple paper cutting craft for the Chinese New Year. The traditional paper cutting patterns and paper cutting designs , It is a 3D cutout of the Chinese character for “spring.” This is a craft that you can use to decorate the house or the classroom.
Paper Cutting Project: Chinese character 春 = chūn = spring.
What you need:
1. Colored printing papers: Red is always the best color for the Chinese New Year.
2. A pair of scissors
3. String or ribbon for hanging (optional)
Here are the steps:
1. Click on the printable image below and print it on colored paper.
2. Fold two triangles and crease well. Cut the extra part on top and make the paper a big square. Then fold the paper in half from the left then from the bottom.
3. Push the left and right sides in and form two big triangles back to back. Then flatten the two triangles with template side up.
4. Fold the triangle in half. (shown in the left). Then cut out the shaded parts (shown on the right). You can cut tip of the top off and thread a string or ribbon through for hanging.
5. Now open it up and you have the finished project , the Chinese traditional paper cutting patterns and paper cutting designs
SOURCE : misspandachinese.com
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