Chinese Dragon Boat Festival paper rice dumpling(Zongzi) pendant craft

Are you looking for some Chinese paper craft projects? The Dragon Boat Festival is a major festival in China. On this day, there are wonderful dragon boat performances and delicious rice dumplings(Zongzi). Maybe you want to know how to make a Dragon Boat Festival paper rice dumpling pendant craft.

The history of the Dragon Boat Festival:

The Dragon Boat Festival was originally a festival created by ancient ancestors to worship the dragon ancestors and pray for blessings and evil spirits. It is said that the poet Qu Yuan of the Chu State during the Warring States Period committed suicide by jumping on the Miluo River on May 5. Later, people also took the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan; there are also sayings to commemorate Wu Zixu, Cao E, and Jie Zitui. In general, the Dragon Boat Festival originated from the ancient ancestors choosing "flying dragons in the sky" to worship the dragon ancestors, pray for blessings and ward off evil spirits, and inject the summer season "diseases and epidemic prevention" fashion. Central Plains, attached will commemorate Qu Yuan and other historical figures' commemorative content.

Dragon Boat Festival Zongzi is a kind of delicious food, and with the change of people's living habits, more and more flavored Zongzi are made, so that more people have different choices.

How to make children feel the festive atmosphere of the Dragon Boat Festival, teaching children to make paper rice dumplings is a good choice. At the Dragon Boat Festival, children can not only eat delicious rice dumplings(zongzi), but also make a paper rice dumpling craft happily.

Chinese Dragon Boat Festival paper rice dumpling(Zongzi) pendant craft

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Degree of difficulty:☆☆

Age: all ages

Time-consuming:30 minutes

All you need:

  • paper
  • double-sided tape
  • marker
  • scissors
  • tassel

Dragon Boat Festival paper rice dumpling(Zongzi) pendant craft in 7 easy steps

1.Prepare a piece of green square paper, fold it in half and cut it in half, as shown in Figure 1.

2.According to the method shown in Figure 2, fold the three sides of the green paper up a small part, and then paste the double-sided tape.

3.Roll up this green paper as shown in Figure 3.

4.Then press the paper tube toward the middle to stick it together. As shown in Figure 4.

5.The other end is also pressed to the middle in the same way, but be careful not to be parallel to the paste below, as shown in Figure 5.

6.Then use a marker to draw eyes, mouths, etc. on the paper rice dumpling, and paste a red piece of paper, the rice dumplings look very cute.

7.Fold three of the same paper dumplings, then string them together with a string, tie a tassel at the bottom, and make the beautiful and cute paper dumplings.

How to make edible rice dumplings?

Ready to work:

1. Soak glutinous rice overnight. If the weather is too hot, refrigerate.

2. The meat is marinated overnight in advance.

3. If it is dried Zongzi leaves, soak overnight in advance and blanch them with hot water before wrapping. If it is fresh Zongzi leaves, you can use it directly or blanch it first.

Ingredients: Zongzi leaves, pork, glutinous rice, salt, shiitake mushrooms, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, cooking wine

 Chinese Dragon Boat Festival paper rice dumpling(Zongzi) pendant craft

How to do:
1. Put the Zongzi leaves in boiling water and scald them softly, remove them and wash them with clean water, and use scissors to cut off the tapered part in the front

2. Soak glutinous rice in water for 3-4 hours

3. Cut the pork into shreds and marinate with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt, oyster sauce, cooking wine, and sugar for later use

4. Dried shiitake mushrooms are soaked in water and cut into chunks.

5. Drain the soaked rice, add a little light soy sauce and dark soy sauce, and stir evenly to make the rice evenly colored.

6. Rinse the Zongzi leaves with water.

7. Put two Zongzi leaves on top of each other and fold them into a cone shape from the middle

8. Put a spoonful of rice, then a layer of meat, a few pieces of shiitake mushrooms, and finally a layer of rice. Gently pinch the rice dumplings with your hands to cover the rice dumplings, and then Wrap them with cotton thread.

9. Put the raw zongzi in the pot, add water (the amount of water is more, the zongzi must be submerged), and hold it down with a heavy object to prevent it from floating. The first boil for 2 hours on high heat, then add some water, and after it is boiled, simmer for 4-5 hours on low heat, and it will mature.

Chinese Dragon Boat Festival paper rice dumpling(Zongzi) pendant craft

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