Celebrate Chinese New Year with These Crafts

By Gina Batmunkh 2021-02-07 17:06:31

Get crafty and celebrate the Spring festival with your little ones! Our tiny humans may need some assistance, but it is a fun and exciting activity to enjoy as a family. Besides, these are not only fun to make but also a great addition to your holiday cultural study lessons.

The Dragon Nian

Easy and simple to make this craft, all you and your kid need are colouring pens, glue, paper, and cupcake liners. The first step is to ask your kids to colour the cupcake liners to whichever colour they wish and fold them in half. If your cupcake liners are already coloured, then that’s perfect.

Materials you need:

- A4 size paper

- Cupcake liners

- Googly eyes

- Red, black, orange, yellow colour papers

- Scissors

- Glue

1. To start off, cut the cupcake liners into half. Glue one of the cupcake liner halves onto your A4 size paper, toward the top with the round curve pointed out. By doing this, you are starting to form a dragon body.

2. To make a dragon head, you need one full cupcake liner. Cut it into half, and cut the sides off to make a rectangle shape. Glue the two pieces together to form a head. 

3. Cut horns from your black paper and glue them onto your dragon's head. 

4. Cut out a few small strips from orange and yellow paper and glue them onto your dragon. Crinkle the ends so it looks like a fire coming out of the dragon's mouth. 

5. Finally, glue those googly eyes onto your dragon's face. 


Fancy Fan

A lovely hand fan which will be the perfect accessory for your little ones to honour Spring Festival. Be creative and ask your kids to draw everything they know about Spring Festival. It can be a dragon, flower, lantern, ox, and the list goes on.  

Materials you need:

- Paper plate

- Colouring pencils/crayons/markers

- Craft wooden sticks

- School liquid glue

1. Cut the paper plate into half

2. Glue the wooden sticks on the paper plate like shown at the photo. Let it sit until completely dries.

3. Voila! Ask your kids to draw anything they desire. Go to town with it, and let their imagination go wild.

Fortune Cookies

I think everyone will agree that these DIY paper fortune cookies are adorable. Not only awesome craft during Spring Festival but also for birthday parties, sleepovers and much more.

Materials you need:

- Scrapbook paper

- Glue- Paper stips for the fortune

- Scissors- Mason jar lid

- Pencil

1. Trace the circles on the paper and carefully cut them out. 

2. Take one of the cut circles and gently fold it in half by creating a hard crease just at the center. Do not fold the circle into half entirely. 

3. Open the circle back and fold it in half the opposite way. The crease you made earlier should be running perpendicular to the new fold.

4. Gently push the fold inward with your finger, while the thumb and middle finger bring both ends together.

5. Slip a fortune in the opening on one side before bringing both ends completely together. Secure the cookie with glue positioned near the fold.


Need more to do for the long holiday? Check out more kid friendly crafts here.