Origami for Chinese New Year
For most of my life, my origami repertoire has been quite limited. I only know the flapping bird, which my brother taught me when I was really little, and other very basic stuff from my 5th grade art class -- paper cup (very useful, I swear), crane, and a few others. But ever since a friend of mine got me a pack of beautiful origami papers for Christmas, I've been expanding my knowledge quite a bit.
Since Chinese New Year's coming up on February 10th, I thought I'd learn to make some cute little things to mark the occasion. They'd make awesome decorations and if they bring good luck, well that's a great bonus!
So I did a little research online and found some lovely prospects. I am listing them below in order of difficulty and complexity.
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