In Japan, children are celebrated on May 5th with kodomo no hi ! If you are no stranger to this Japanese holiday which we told you about in our article " kodomo no hi , children's day" , you will know that one of its symbols is the koinobori , a handle in the shape of a carp which is hoisted almost everywhere in the country.
In this new article, we offer you a selection of our DIYs around these flying fish!
Kodomo no hi is a festival that smells like summer with its large colorful carp floating in the wind, under the effect of the gentle summer breezes. This is why I wanted to share with you simple, quick tutorials (and accessible to children) to add a little poetry to the lovely month of May.
THE 4 KODOMO NO HI TUTORIALS
Here are the 4 little tutorials to do for kodomo no hi :
- origami koinobori ,
- pretty koinobori made of Japanese paper ,
- adorable cutlery holders koinobori in origami ,
- beautiful koinobori cards made from Japanese paper .
Quick to make, this folding can be available in different sizes of paper and then mounted on a rod to create a pretty summer paper decoration, inspired by the masts on which the koinobori are hoisted!
This pretty DIY koinobori made of Japanese paper combines both the shape of the carp-shaped windsock, the koinobori , but also the fukinagashi , another type of windsock made up of five strips of colored fabric which is hoisted on the above the koinobori .
This folding of small cutlery holders in the shape of koinobori , easy and quick to make, will be perfect for creating a pretty table with a summer spirit for the arrival of sunny days.
This DIY of colorful cards in the shape of koinobori is ideal for children and allows you to use all your small scraps of Japanese paper. Once completed, they can then be mounted on stems or on a garland or even used as is.
I hope you enjoyed these tutorials around kodomo no hi and made you want to add a new colorful tradition to your calendar.
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