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.
Ang Pow 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.
First, fold the top part as shown above to get the middle line. Repeat on the bottom part too.
Next, with the middle line as a guide, fold both ends to the middle as shown above. Repeat on the bottom part as well.
Repeat for all 16 ang pow wrappers, leaving two untouched.
Staple two together as shown above.
Repeat with another two until you get four together as shown above.
Make two sets.
And staple them together as shown above.
Take 4 angpows. Fold them half as shown above.
Staple 2 together, forming a V shape.
Add another set of V shape and staple them together.
Next, staple that to the body. Your fish has just grown a tail.
Take two angpows and fold them half. Then staple them together as shown above. Make two sets.
And staple onto the body. You now have fins on your fish.
For the mouth, you’ll need the two untouched angpows. Fold them as shown above.
Put them together and staple.
Staple it onto your fish and it now has a pouty lip.
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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This fish lantern looks like chinese money.
I like your koi fish but how to fold the tummy part can’t see from your post.