賀年摺紙 DIY Chinese New Year decor: Ang Pow Koi Fish

Today we are going to make something extremely EASY. It’s so EASY you can even do it in your sleep :P

Here’s the tutorial video:

Ang Pow Fish you can stick on your walls, windows and every where.

1) For the body, you’ll need to cut open an Ang Pow packet and trace the shape from template.

2) For the tail, do not cut open the Ang Pow. Trace the shape on the Ang Pow. Trace the tail ends at the sealed sides and corners of the red packet, so when the shape is cut the two red sides of the Ang Pow remain held together.  I forgot to do that the first time and had to glue them together instead -.-


angpow koi fish template

Print out the above Angpow koi fish template

Cut along the line on each side of the head. Glue as shown above to create a curved head. Repeat on the other side.

Fold sides of the body over the fin and staple.


The Ang Pao Fish is done! Simple right? :)

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) Red Packet Fish Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Carousel Lantern

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

19) Angpow Flower Lantern

20) PIG Angpow Lantern

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    eih, your fish is so much nicer than the ones in my house.. shhhhh, don’t tell my sis, she is very very proud of the “promphet” she did ok, hahahaha~~ :D

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    Nice one, I like it. Will try to do some this weekend. Thanks, Merry. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family.

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    Oh new version of ang pow fish. Yeah this look alike koi fish. Thanks for sharing.

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      Choi Yen,

      What’s wrong?

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        I’m bodoh, I don’t understand :(

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          LoL! It’s okay. We can meet up if you need help :)

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    orite definite gonna do this and decorated my BARE house this weekend! thanks for sharing!

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    Look simple! Nice koi fish! Happy CNY

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    This is very nice. Well done, mama.

    It reminds me of the decoration at Publika. They recycled plastic bags into giantic goldfish. Looks great.

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    Wow, so easy? All this while I was wondering how they do it.

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    SO easy..

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    Nice!! Happy CNY 2012 to u & Family! :)

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    hehehe this one looks simple enough. i think i;ll like to hang them on the pussy willows and perhaps stick them on the mirror in the dining room:D

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    that’s very nice..but I won’t hv the time to do that :(

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    Nice! Haven’t done any arts and crafts with Chloe for quite some time already… lazy me! :(

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    Hi, can you send me this ang pau koi fish template as I can’t be able to get it from the link you have provided above? Thanks.

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    Hi, this is a very cool idea! But can you send me the koi fish template as I can’t get it from the link you have provided above? Thanks!

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    hi, can u send me the link to get the template for do the koi fish??

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      Hi Angel,

      The owner of the link has privatised her blog. It is not accessible to public anymore. Sorry

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    Oh..I want the template too pls!!!

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    Thanks for sharing this DIY idea! Am interested in getting the template as well! :)

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    Hi merryn,

    Is it possible to share your template to my email account?

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    I wish to get the template too……thank you!

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    Can u send me d template too n also advice how to fold the head?

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    sorry to ask for the same question,but can i get the template too?

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    oh, so 3D

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    I have no idea how to curve the head ( i meant to make it 3D). Would you mind showing the detailed instructions? Thank you

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      There is a line on each side of the head (on the template). Cut along that line and paste to get that 3D effect. I hope that helps.

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      Here’s the tutorial video for your better understanding:

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    Thank you very much for this wonderful tutorial video! I cannot wait to make my own Ang Pow Koi for my art studio!

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