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.
Supplies to Make Red Envelopes
- Red construction paper
- Envelope template (click here to print)
- Glue stick
- Gold pen or stickers for decoration
Step 1: Cut out the envelope template and place it on top of the red construction paper. Trace the outline of the template onto the red paper, then cut it out.
Step 2: Fold in both sides of the red envelope 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.
Now you can give your envelopes to someone who could use a little good fortune! Happy Lunar New Year!