Ang Pow Fish Lantern

I’ve got many requests for this Ang Pow Fish Lantern. I’m not too sure why when there are many more other beautiful lanterns that we can do. Maybe because it is a fish and Chinese people like fish? Makes sense? No? Nevermind. Whatever the reason, it is very simple to make this. So fish it is. 
angpow fish

Ang Pow Fish Lantern

angpow fish lantern

You will need 18 ang pow wrappers for this. Ang means red. You do not necessarily need red actually. You can also use gold wrappers and it will be equally beautiful. 

angpow fish lantern 1

First, fold the top part as shown above to get the middle line. Repeat on the bottom part too. 

angpow fish lantern 2

Next, with the middle line as a guide, fold both ends to the middle as shown above. Repeat on the bottom part as well.

angpow fish lantern 3

Repeat for all 16 ang pow wrappers, leaving two untouched. 

angpow fish lantern 4

Staple two together as shown above. 

angpow fish lantern 5

Repeat with another two until you get four together as shown above.

angpow fish lantern 6

Make two sets. 

angpow fish lantern 7

And staple them together as shown above. 

angpow fish lantern 8

Take 4 angpows. Fold them half as shown above. 

angpow fish lantern 9

Staple 2 together, forming a V shape. 

angpow fish lantern 10

Add another set of V shape and staple them together. 

angpow fish lantern 11

Next, staple that to the body. Your fish has just grown a tail. 

angpow fish lantern 12

Take two angpows and fold them half. Then staple them together as shown above. Make two sets. 

angpow fish lantern 13

And staple onto the body. You now have fins on your fish. 

angpow fish lantern 14

For the mouth, you’ll need the two untouched angpows. Fold them as shown above. 

angpow fish lantern 15

Fold half.

angpow fish lantern 16

Put them together and staple. 

angpow fish lantern 17

Staple it onto your fish and it now has a pouty lip. 

angpow fish

Put a gold string through the fin and it is now ready. You may add googly eyes on your fish too so it can see better :P

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8 Comments + Add Comment

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    This fish lantern looks like chinese money.

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    I like your koi fish but how to fold the tummy part can’t see from your post.

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