Chinese Zodiac Snake Angbao decor

Chinese New Year is around the corner (seriously?) and this year we’ll be ushering the slithering SNAKE! Let’s make a cute little snake today shall we? 


ang pow snake

Cut open an angpow. Remove excess edges to form a clean square. 

ang pow snake

Fold both ends into the middle and fold again. 


Fold the flip down, open and fold the other one up. This is just to create the crease. 

angpow snake

You’ll get these lines as shown above. Fold along the lines. 

red packet snake

Fold as shown above again. 

red packet snake

Fold the flip up. Then fold it down. Take the top right corner and fold into the middle. Repeat on the left side. 

snake angpow diy

Fold the white section into the middle and open. Repeat on the other side. 

angpow snake diy

Fold your snake into two. Then fold a flip down. Followed by another flip. 


Press down the head. 

angpow snake diy

Accordion fold the body and your Angpow Snake is done! 

If you think this snake is a bit too tough, you may want to try this simpler snake

angpow snake

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 Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Ang pow Snake

10 Comments + Add Comment

  • //

    Eh seems abit difficult to me (I am a lazy person :p)

    But very nice! Never know an ang pao snake can looks so nice~

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    tQ for sharing the making of snake angpao.

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    I can follow you at the first few steps, after that I am lost already. Merryn, may be I am too old to learn this. So sorry, not your problem, but mine.

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    So cute!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Will try and do it with son. :)

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    It’s kinda tough for a dummy like me >.<

    But will (die-die) try it out too, CNY mah :)

    If fails, I'll go search for your simpler snake.

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    My mom would love this!

    She loves making decorations out of CNY ang pow too. I’ll make sure to direct her here this year. :D

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    Quite complicated for me, my hands a bit cacat 1 >.<

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    i am a total idiot when it comes to origami, i cant literally fold a simple airplane, mess up things easily xD xD

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    You haven’t posted this before? Though I’ve seen it already… Old man, memory not so good anymore. Sigh!!!!

  • //

    so so cute

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