Ang Bao Gold Fish – Very easy to do :D

I was at my in-laws today and instead of counting lizards, I did this :D
Gold Packet Gold Fish
We’ll only need two folding methods. 3 packets for each fold.
Fold both edges, leaving a small gap in the middle.
On the opposite end, fold both edges, leaving no gap in the middle.
You’ll need to fold 3 packets according to the above folding method.
Pick the part with the gap and staple so all three are attached to each other.
It should look like this.
Turn them out
See the fold line? You’ll need to cut the triangle out but do not cut on the line. Leave a little space.
Cut only one side. Leave the other untouched. Do not throw away the small triangle as you’ll need it later for the fins.
Cut the second packet. Cut only on one side too.
Cut the third packet. This time, cut both sides. You’ll now have 4 little triangles.
Fold the remaining 3 packets into half
Fold as shown above
Fold again as shown above and repeat on the other side
Fold all three packets using the above folding method.
Staple them side by side together
Place the tail in between the two packets.
Staple on one side
Staple on the other side too
Take 2 triangles
And staple as the fin
Staple the body shut
Staple as shown above
Insert your finger to puff up the fish
Take another small triangle and staple
Repeat on the other side
Staple it totally shut
Open up the tail
Cut two eyes out of white paper and draw the black eye and paste
I like to use this glass stone purchased from IKEA for the ‘fish eye’ effect.
Simply glue the glass stone onto the eyes and you are done :D
You may also use red packets (ang bao) if you do not have gold packets :)
Use a gold thread to hang it up, it’s simply beautiful!

Still don’t get it?  Watch this video :D

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23 Comments + Add Comment

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    Nice goldfish…but too bad…a lot of work is needed to "rear" this one. ;p

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    Anyway I will try and see if I can do it. :p

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    Ya…this is a popular one. Btw, where you get so many ang pao packets? These days, banks very stingy…

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    got gold ang pows too?? i think i use back last year packets.. i havent gone to the banks yet to collect.. all they give is 2 the most.. hey Merryn, i see like that, cannot learn one.. must teach me one to one then only can see.. cham hor?

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    interesting! will try it when i'm free. Thx!

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    Nice. I'm not good at this lah..sigh.

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    Seems like a complicated process. But without trying, I won't know what I am capable… perhaps can still learn! Haha

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    yerr how come like kinda complicated one this one? :( nemind will try to do it at home! :D cz diz one look cute!!

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    very nice la..can use your idea and join contest.

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    Aiyor~! You are so handy and talented! I find it rather tricky for me…>_<p/s: It's beautiful!

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    Very nice gold fish. Thanks for sharing it. I only know how to do the simple square angpow fish :)

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    Fuahh… damn complicated.. like 101 steps to follow! You give me one lah! :P

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    Ya…so many steps. Old man pening liao… Muahahahaha!!!!

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    So creative!!

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    Sounds complicated to me leh… :(

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    wow… you are really good in making these crafts…are these considered as Origami??

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    i saw an origami book on the market last week but i failed to buy it because they are all written in chinese sobs

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    by the time i reach your last step in the pic, i already fainted liao!

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