Describe a handcraft which is made by yourself
When I was young，I was interested in making things out of everyday materials, such as paper, wood, glass, and so on.
I remember the first thing I made was a paper plane which my mom taught me how to make. All I needed was a piece of paper. Later on, I used my colorful pencils to draw pictures on my plane. I drew rabbits, birds, fish, flowers etc. to let my plane take them up to the sky.
I even used string to tie all my planes to my ceiling, and I could walk through my planes which always made me want to take a plane.
Since then I started to learn to make a lot of other things by using paper. Even though a paper plane is the easiest item of origami I have ever made, and perhaps the most compact one I have ever made, it is still my favorite one.
Now I have grown up. It reminds me of the great times I had with my mom in my childhood; it also reminds me of what my mom always told me: fly up high and reach the sky. Today, whenever I have a piece of paper in my hand, I will automatically fold a plane and recall my great childhood.
Kite flying is popular in China. Kites are often played with around the Qingming Festival in April. I like kites very much and I can make kites myself.
Once, I made a kite. It was a beautiful swallow. Firstly, I collected 3 sticks and paper. The paper was adorned with paintings. Secondly, I used 3 sticks to control the paper, one linked to its neck , the other two linked with its wing. And then, the work was completed. The kite flew lightly in the sky as if the swallow was greeting the coming of the spring season. (2000/6 )
What handcraft are there in China?
Folk paper cuts, lanterns and kites, shadow play etc.