The dragon -- the only supernatural creature in the Asian zodiac -- epitomizes strength, endurance, virility, and brilliance. It's also the ultimate good-luck symbol. Create a small-scale version of the traditional Chinese paper dragon with decorative paper and chopsticks.
Construction or origami paper
Pinking shears or Fiskars "Wave" decorative edgers
Chinese paper lanterns are often made to resemble butterflies, birds, dragonflies, and other animals, and are used for weddings, celebrations, and decoration. Ring in the fiery new year with this festive how-to.