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Make your own red envelope DIY craft

Make Your Own Red Envelope

It’s nearly time for the Lunar New Year, which falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice. During Lunar New Year, it’s a tradition for adults to give children pocket money nestled in bright red envelopes. In Chinese culture, the color red represents happiness and good luck.

Use the directions below to teach your little ones how to make their own red envelopes.

Decorate your red envelopes any way you want and celebrate a happy and prosperous new year to come. Happy Lunar New Year!

Supplies to Make Red Envelopes

  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Envelope template (click here to print)
  • Gold pen or stickers for decoration
  • Money


Step 1: Cut out the envelope template and place it on top of the red construction paper, tracing the outline of the template onto the red paper.

Step 2: Fold in both sides and use the glue stick to seal shut.

Step 3: Fold up the bottom and use the glue stick to seal shut.

Step 4: Fold over the top and make a crease, but leave it open to put money inside.

Step 5: Decorate the front of your envelope.