We have a bunch of left over Ang Baos (Red Packets) from previous years and decide to recycled it by making a link Snake since the coming Chinese New Year is also the Year of the Snake according to the Chinese Zodiac. This activity is super easy and even preschoolers can help with sticking the links, cutting or coloring the eyes and tongue. If you don’t have any red packets, you can always use other recycled materials like magazines or construction paper of any color.
Step 1: Cutting the Ang Bao into Strips
We cut stips out of the Ang Bao. Make one stip that is wider than the rest for the Snake’s “head” and a few smaller stips for the end of the tail.
Step 2: Roll up the strips
Rolling up the strips really tight help make it look “rounder” when we link it up later.
Step 3: Stick the strips around one another
Next, we use scotch tape to tape the strips around one another.
Step 4: Draw some eyes and cut out a tongue
We draw our eyes using a 10 cent coin and cut out a tongue with the left over ang bao paper.
Step 5: Stick the eyes and tongue on the Snake
We are done! You can stick the eyes any way you want to create different expression for the snake.