Papercutting using the Chinese character for spring 春 (chūn) is easy to cut.
Spring 春 (chūn) - This is the character that you will see everywhere during Chinese New Year; on paper bags, red packets (Ang Pow), Chinese New Year's decorations around the house, along the streets, in the shops and even in the office in Singapore.
Nowadays, papercutting can be purchased easily everywhere. Some are even printed on sticker paper so that you can easily peel out and stick it on any surface. But I love the excitement and anticipation of the season created by spending time cutting out characters like blessing (福), spring (春), and full (满).
I remember the days before Chinese New Year when my grandmother was still alive. We would spend long period of time cutting out the different good meaning Chinese characters on specially bought red paper, applying glue and pasting on the doors, rice-container, vases, presents, etc.
It was so much fun and as a child, I found the whole preparation entertaining and building up momentum and excitement to the New Year's celebration.
8. Fold the printed paper. (Refer to the picture below)
9. Use a small sharp scissors to cut on the printed line.
10. Open out and voila! Your Chinese New Year papercutting on the word 'SPRING". Ha! You are holding spring in your hand.