Paper Quilling Chinese New Year Card

We don’t usually go to Paradigm Mall but several weeks ago we did to meet up with friends. After out meet up, we thought of walking around for a while when we passed by Popular Bookstore and saw that they are giving a free art and craft session for kids but there was not even a single kid keen to participate. Why? What is happening to kids these days? Art and crafts don’t fancy them anymore? That is extremely sad. 

Luckily Ethan was keen. He eagerly went to register himself and they started off with only ONE kid, Ethan. The project for the day is Paper Quilling.

CNY Paper Quilling project 7

Strips of paper for paper quilling.

CNY Paper Quilling project 8

Quilling tools and some Chinese New Year themed stickers. 

CNY Paper Quilling project

It is Ethan’s first time quilling. He was guided by this young teacher.

CNY Paper Quilling project 1

Ethan uses the quilling tool to curl the strips of papers. 

CNY Paper Quilling project 2

He is then required to paste the end of the strip so it stays in place. He had to quill many of these red and even white strips of paper as his project requires quite many of them. By now, several other kids decided to participate when they saw what Ethan was doing. 

CNY Paper Quilling project 6

Once done with the paper quilling, Ethan continued to make these ‘raindrop shapes’ from short strips of paper. It took him an hour to finish all the quilling yet he persevered and continue to complete his craft work. Those other kids who joined after seeing Ethan, stopped quilling after ten minutes and their parents ended up finishing their project for them. Kids get bored easily these days, huh?

CNY Paper Quilling project 3

After pasting his hard work on a colored construction paper, he drew the golden tassel.

CNY Paper Quilling project 4

He also wrote the CNY words on the card. He told me the teacher wrote the Chinese characters wrongly but I am not too sure as I don’t read Chinese. The teacher heard him and re-checked. The teacher then told Ethan that he has been writing it that way all his life and only that day he was told that it has an error in it and they both laughed. The teacher said that the people around him are very naughty to not correct him when there is a mistake. I am still unsure though if what Ethan said is true. 

Chinese New Year paper quilling card

Ethan’s paper quilling Chinese New Year card.

Paper Quilling art teacher

Ethan and both the teachers that day. They insisted to take a picture with Ethan as they said he is the only kid who persevered throughout the entire 90 minutes to complete his work. So I also take the advantage to take this picture of them with Ethan. 

Ethan said he wanted to make this paper quilling CNY greeting card at home for his teachers but I told him, “Good Luck!” as I doubt he’ll have the patience to spend 90 minutes x 5 teachers! 

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    Oh dear! Oh dear!!! Pat on the back, Ethan. I would not be able to do that – my clumsy…big and fat fingers!!!

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    Well done. I do not think my boy has that patience to sit for 5 minutes! Definitely this is a test of patience as well.

    Ethan is a very good boy. I never learn this quilling before so I am amazed and curious myself.

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    make some extras and send over here!

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    Well done Ethan! The card he made is so lovely! He demonstrated great perseverance and patience at his young age. All the best to him in making 5 cards for his teachers. I believe he can do it. :)

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    Seems complicated ! Can do one for me ? Wink wink …..

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    wah, and Uncle SK must say that Ethan is very very IMPRESSED with the work lah.. the paper quilling need so much focus and attention to the details.. look at those small pieces of papers, i think many would have just broken them, but see Ethan, all in perfect shape and he survived through the entire 90 minutes!!! eih, 90 minutes not 9 minutes leh, that’s challenging patience too..

    must reward Ethan for being such a good boy!! buy him more new clothes and shoes for CNY lah, hehehehe~~

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    WELL DONE, ETHAN!!! :D And well done, mommy Merryn for instilling him with excellent attention span! Although, I’m not really sure if that can be done. Maybe Ethan just genuinely enjoyed the task at hand which kept him motivated to see it through.

    He’s growing up so fast, your Ethan.

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    Not even know got paper quilling art *palm forehead*

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