Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year, usually late January or early February. It’s an important part of the Chinese culture and each year celebrates a different animal. Living in such a multicultural country, it’s really great to be able to talk to the kids about different celebrations, cultures and traditions. Chinese New Year crafts are a fun way to do that with your kids.
5 Fun Chinese New Year Crafts for Kids
1. Paper plate hand fans
If you have left over paper plates in your cupboard and some paint, these faces are a great project to do with the kids. You can also use them on a hot day too. 🙂
2. Paper Fortune Cookies
Who doesn’t like to read their fortune? These fun paper fortune cookies would make a good if you’re thinking of doing Chinese New Year crafts with the kids.
3. Chinese New Year Drum
I remember getting one of these drums as a gift when I was young and I loved it! This homemade version is a perfect craft to do with the kids while chatting about Chinese New Year.
Lanterns are a big part of traditions on Chinese New Year so they would make a good craft to do with the kids.
5. Toilet Paper Tube Fire Crackers
I’m going to take a wild guess that if you have your children a list of choices for Chinese New Year crafts, this one might be a favourite.
Those are are 5 fun Chinese New Year Crafts for Kids you can try together. For more craft ideas, check out my Chinese New Year Craft Pinterest Board.
7 thoughts on “5 Chinese New Year Crafts to do with the Kids”
Very cool! I think even my youngest can part take on the fans and lanterns! Neat projects thank you.
The lanterns looks like a fun one!
The laterns looks like a fun one!
You and Raj inspire me so much. If I can do half of what u guys do with ur kids, I will consider myself a winner.
I hope i can gear myself up before i have kids.
You’re so kind Aditi. And you’ll be a great mother. I didn’t do half this stuff before having kids. It does shift something in you 🙂
Those paper fortune cookies are so fun!