Chinese New Year Cookie: Spring Couplet

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Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Chinese New Year is all about celebrating  the arrival of spring, and that's why I came up with this cute food project for you: learning how to write "spring" in Chinese on a red couplet cookie!

-Btw, you should use sugar or shortbread cookies, not graham crackers! hee hee...I admit that I was too lazy to go through all the troubles only to make 4 little cookies

-The basic rule of Chinese writing is from top to down; left to right; outside to inside.

- To make the word looks more like it's written with a Chinese calligraphy brush.

Congratulations! You've just learned how to write your first Chinese word ☺

Oh~~ almost forgot to mention. These couplet cookies supposed to be served upside down since the the character for "upside down" in Chinese sounds the same as the character for "arrival". An upside down spring implies spring has arrived!

If you don't feel like making cookies, you can still write this "spring" on a piece of red paper with a paint brush to decorate your house. I think this will be a fun art project for you or your kids during Chinese New Year!
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