In line with the Chinese New Year theme, I decided to do a mandarin orange craft with C.
Mandarin oranges are an essential part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. When visiting friends and relatives, it is important to bring along a pair of mandarin oranges for exchange (always in pairs, as Chinese believe that even numbers are auspicious). Why mandarin oranges and not apples? That’s because the word for mandarin oranges sound like luck in Chinese 🙂
The materials needed were simple: orange netting, floral tape, a leaf for decoration (optional).
Making the orange
To make the orange, start with the open end of the netting, flip the netting outwards and roll it towards the sealed end. Really easy!
Here is C at work. She actually did a teaching video, but I’ve yet to figure how to edit and upload the video :p
Complete the oranges by wrapping floral tape around the sealed end to make the stem, and add the leaf. Ta-da! Completed oranges! A quick 5 minute craft. 🙂
Do you have any simple crafts to share?