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Chinese New Year Crafts for Kids
Chinese New Year Crafts for Children
Need some Chinese New Year kids crafts? I have a variety of craft ideas including dragon, lantern, mask, goldfish and fan crafts.
Enjoy a cute Chinese New Year song while you're here and learn a bit of trivia associated with some of the crafts.
There's lots to keep kids crafting and happy. Are you ready to get started? We're not Chinese, but I know how much my kids love the parades and activities.
Dragon image by samcrockett at Flickr.
Chinese New Year Dragon Mask Craft
Dragons are very popular symbols associated with Chinese New Year. Among other things, they are said to bring good luck.
Click the link below to print out a free dragon mask template. Once printed, kids can color and decorate it before putting it on.
Mask image by mcmay via Getty Images and uploaded to Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
- Dragon Mask
Cool Chinese New Year mask.
How about some dragon crafts?
Chinese New Year Dragon Crafts
Dragon craft image by Wendy Piersall via Getty Images at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
Paper Plate Dragon Craft
Print out this dragon image for kids to color. Next, cut out the image and place it in the middle of a white paper plate.
Now, let kids decorate the rest of the paper plate by coloring it, adding Chinese stickers, feathers or any other decorations you like.
Punch a whole at the top of the plate and run some yarn through it to make it hang-able. Now, children can hang up their new dragon ornament.
Dragon image courtesy of WPClipart.
Chinese New Year Song for Kids
Here's a song for you to enjoy while you're here. I have absolutely no idea what the kids are saying, but it's such a cute sounding song.
Chinese New Year Song Poll
Did you enjoy the song?
Chinese Lantern Craft
Lantern image courtesy of WPClipart.
- Chinese Lantern Craft
Simple Chinese lantern craft using construction paper.
Chinese New Year Craft Kit
This is a pretty basic craft for kids, although adult supervision is still recommended. For any who are not familiar with Chinese symbols, I think think this makes for a fun introduction.
Chinese New Year Collage
Using a poster board, get everyone together to find pictures, clipart, etc. to create a photo collage for Chinese New Year.
Glue everything onto the poster board and have kids decorate whatever room is left. If possible, let them know what an important holiday time this is for the Chinese people.
Collage image by BrandontheMandon at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
Image courtesy of WPClipart.
- Firecracker Craft
Make Chinese firecrackers using cardboard tubes.
In the Chinese culture, goldfish are said to bring about prosperity and wealth. Here are some fun crafts for kids to help start off with a successful new year.
Goldfish image courtesy of WPClipart.
Do you make crafts for Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year Activity Book
This is a really good book for kids. It's filled with fun craft projects, while at the same time information so kids can learn more about Chinese New Year.
How to Make a Chinese Fan
Although initially it may seem like a Chinese fan is a way to cool off during the hot summer months, it is much more than that. It is an important piece of Chinese art.
It is believed that the folding fan originated in Japan, but this is speculative. No matter it's origins, these fans are used to help celebrate Chinese New Year. Check out the link below for a folding fan craft link.
by garryknight at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
- Chinese Fan Craft
Here's a cute fan to make using construction paper.