Paper that is fine enough to write on, or to make cut-out patterns, such as the one in this project, was invented in China about A.D. 105. Arts flourished as the Empire became more stable during the Seng Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty. Paintings appeared on walls, screens, fans and scrolls of silk and paper. Sometimes just a few brush strokes could capture the spirit of a subject.
For this project, you will need:
Thick eight and a half by eleven inch colored paper, pencil and small sharp scissors.