Chinese kids celebrate culture by crafting record-breaking paper tearing artwork

Published 3 June 2016

Last week, a huge group of young students from the Kuaidamao Town Central Primary School of Tonghua County in Jilin, China set a brand new record for the Most people paper tearing simultaneously.
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An incredible 1,741 kids sat in the school grounds creating beautiful designs on rice paper with their hands.
FACT: The art of paper-cutting originated in China, dating back to the second century C.E. It symbolises luck and happiness.
The primary school wanted to attempt this record as a fun way to get kids involved with and excited by traditional Chinese culture.
To be included in the record total, participants had to be paper tearing for a minimum on five minutes had to create a recognisable image, with at least ten tears. 
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Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Angela Wu was there to make sure that all the rules were followed.
She said: "Today's challenge is very shocking, very pleased that there are so many students who love Chinese traditional culture, and can personally put into the creation of works, this is a very good attempt." 
Most people paper tearing gluing onto scroll

Once the record was announced, the kid’s artwork was glued onto a giant scroll that measured a whopping 33 metres long and 1.2 metres wide.
Most people paper tearing kids
The attempt was one of a series of events of the Third Maoshan Cup National Manzu Paper-cutting Competition of Tonghua County.
Most people paper tearing final scroll

Have a go at paper tearing at home and see what you can create - All you need is a piece of paper and your hands!