How to Make a Miss La Sen Lunar New Year Decoration

On Lunar New Year, many Asian families decorate their homes. Fish are considered symbols of abundance, prosperity and vigor. One might say that Miss La Sen is a lucky and protective symbol too, because Miss La Sen wears the lucky OM mantra at the flower on her right ear and in her bow, there is the protective mantra symbol (the Ksitigarbha bodhisattva mantra "HA" syllable). If you want to combine a Lunar New Year tradition with Miss La Sen, you can start with step 1 to make this decorative item.


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    Download this pattern and print it out in A2 size paper.
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    Cut out the elements and trace them on the pieces of foam. Cut the body of fish. Cut 2 pieces.
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    Use the glue gun to glue 2 pieces of fish body together.
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    Trace the lip on the foam. Cut the fish lip.
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    Glue fish lip onto the fish.
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    Cut the eyes of fish.
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    Glue the eyes of fish onto the body.
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    Cut the caudal fin.
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    Glue the caudal fin onto the fish body.
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    Cut the dorsal fin.
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    Glue the dorsal fin onto the body.
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    Cut the anal fin and glue it onto the body.
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    Cut the operculum on the white foam.
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    Cut about 25 round scales into 2 colors like this. Glue the scales and the operculum onto the body.
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    Cut the red edge on foam.
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    Cut the white square on foam.
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    Glue the white square onto the red edge.
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    Cut the Miss La Sen’s head.
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    Cut the pink flower and headband.
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    Cut the blue bow.
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    Cut the eyes, cheeks, mouth and glue them onto the Miss La Sen’s face.
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    Glue Miss La Sen’s head onto the square. You can draw the Om symbol on the flower at the right ear of Miss La Sen and draw the “Ha” protective symbol on the bow.
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    Punch 2 holes on the fish like picture.
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    Use the red string to hang.
    • You can use the lucky knot to go through the square.
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    • Now you have Miss La Sen lucky hanging string to decorate on Lunar New Year. Hope that it can bring you the luck, prosperity like its own meaning.
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