MOCACREATE at Home: Welcome Spring with New Year Paper Cutting
The Year of the Tiger is almost here! Have you decorated your house yet? We love making our decorations out of paper. Paper cutting is a fun and festive way to create beautiful decorations to welcome in the New Year! Watch our video to learn more about the art of paper cutting, then follow along to make an intricate 3D “spring/春” character that you can use to decorate your home. Download the template here.
We’d love to see how you decorate! Share with us by tagging #MOCANYC and #MOCACREATEathome on social media, DMing us @mocanyc, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calligraphy Corner: Lunar New Year Lucky Phrases
How’s your handwriting? Looking good? Use it to help welcome the Lunar New Year! One of the most popular ways to decorate for the Lunar New Year is to write good-luck phrases on red paper and hang them on your front door. Need some practice? Write along with us! We’ll practice “fu/福” for good luck, “nian/年” for year, and “xin nian kuai le/新年快乐” to wish everybody a very happy Lunar New Year!
MOCA’s Lunar New Year Family Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.