Mid-Autumn 中秋节 will be upon us soon, and what better craft to make than these adorable paper mooncakes?
Mooncake doesn’t just stand for the full moon, but more importantly, it symbolises reunion, completeness and togetherness. 团年，团圆. In the olden days (or even now in China), families would get together on this day for a reunion meal, not unlike Chinese New Year. Eating mooncakes 吃月饼, watching the moon 赏月 and having a cup of Chinese tea 喝茶 are the top three things you must do for Mid-Autumn.
This is a super cute, super easy to do paper mooncake. Even my 3.5 year old was able to do most of it. My three children coloured their mooncakes to represent different flavours. Can you guess what they are?
It’s a really easy craft, so we ended up making a couple each. There was a big bowl of mooncakes to decorate the house and play with.
Er Bao decided to set up a little mooncake stall and sell mooncakes to us!
1. Colour the front and back of the mooncake.
2. Colour the rectangle.
3. Cut out the mooncakes.
4. Cut along the dotted lines.
5. Fold the small rectangles down along the solid line.
6. Roll the rectangle into a cylinder shape.
7. Use double sided tape to tape the ends together.
8. Glue one side of the mooncake to the cylinder. Press down lightly (~30 seconds).
9. Align the next side on, and repeat step 8.
10. Yum!! All done! Your cute mid-autumn mooncake is ready for munching!
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.
May you and your family have a restful and lovely evening together.