Make A Red Envelope

At Chinese New Year it is traditional for parents and elders to give gifts of "lucky money" to children and unmarried adults.  The money, which can vary from a small, new coin to a substantial sum, is always presented in a red envelope. It's easy to make a red envelope - why not have a go with the children?

Make a red envelope for Chinese New Year

You will need:

Red paper
Gold paint/ pen
Glue

Red Envelope Template

Instructions:

Print out our template onto red paper and cut out.

Fold along the marked lines and glue the small flaps down, leaving the top open.

Use gold paint or a pen to draw a Chinese character on the front of the envelope. You can find some inspiration from our Chinese calligraphy cards if you like.