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Paper cutting activities in Chinese Club of Confucius Institute at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University carried out smoothly.
Paper cutting is a special kind of Chine se folk art, and it is the art treasure of China. On the night of September 27th, the teachers and students of the Chinese Club of  Confucius Institute at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University got together to use the scissors to let the little pieces of paper shine vitality.
This activity is mainly to teach students to cut the shape of ‘Double Happiness’ and ‘panda’. The shape of ‘Double Happiness’ is a cultural symbol implies good wishes, and the ‘panda’ is known as the national treasure and loved by foreign students. After a brief explanation by the teacher, everyone wanted to have a try.

When everyone tried to create their own paper-cut works, some students ignore the details and cut out a strange shape, which not only amused himself but also other students. The scene is full of laugh. Surprisingly, a clever girl used her artistic talent to create a lovely shape of ‘hand-to-hand Pandas’, which attracted everyone to praise again and again. This innovation let everyone deeply feel the paper cutting’s variety of charm.

This paper cutting activity deepened the students’ love of China folk paper cutting art. It let them understand the folk paper cutting art, learn to use the basic techniques to make paper cutting works and it was beneficial to the Chinese courses in university to carry out.