Chinese New Year is the new year according to the movement of the moon rather than the movement of the sun. It usually takes place around late January to mid-Febuary.
Red pocket is a Chinese tradition. The elder people give out red pockets to children/teenages. There are usually money inside. Chinese children earn quite a fortune during Chinese New Year getting red pockets from their elderly family members, uncles and aunties. Of course, by the Newton's law of action and reaction, the elderly go broke at the same time. Lucky that the red pockets giving only last of 10-15 days.
Fishes are good decoration as well a dish during the Chinese New year because the Chinese pronunciation of "fish" is similar to that of "left over". One gets "left over" because (s)he has too much. Having too much is a sign of richness. So, fishes are good thing to show and to eat during Chinese New Year.
More about Chinese New Year from Wikipedia here.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
10 x Red Pockets (of the same kind)
1 x Stapler
Please use red pockets of the same kind to maintain symmetry of the final fisk
Step 2: Start With the Mouth (1)
- fold the left side corners to the back
- fold the right side corners up.
Step 3: Start With the Month ... (2)
Step 4: Continue With the Body ... (1)
Step 5: Continue With the Body ... (2)
Step 6: Continue With the Body ... (3)
Pick two corners of each of the dangling red pockets and staple them to the corner of their adjacent red pockets.
After the above step, each of the red pocket being the body of the fish will leave one free corner.
Step 7: Continue With the Body ... (4)
Pick one of these red pockets and staple its two corners to two of the free corners on the fish body.
Pick the left over one and do the same. That is, staple its two corners to remaining last two corners on the fish body.
Staple the corners of the newly attached red pockets together.
Step 8: Finish With the Tail
Pick one, fold it into a nearly cone shape and staple it, so its shape is fix.
Stick the above near cone into the openning at the back of the fish.
Step 9: Whole Fish Is Ready
You should have one red pocket left. If you like you can repeat what you have done for the tail and stick it also into the openning at the back of the fish so you have a tail that looks alright from every angle.