Did you know that Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, lasts for approximately 23 days? Various Chinese New Year symbols express different meanings. For example, an image of a fish symbolizes “having more than one needs every year”. A firecracker symbolizes “good luck in the coming year”. The festival lanterns symbolize “pursuing the bright and the beautiful”.
2023 is a year of the Water Rabbit. The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope.
Why not make 2023 extra special by making one of these 13 Easy To Make Chinese New Year Crafts For Kids? Then put it on display for all to see!
These Chinese New Year Crafts For Kids are ideal for little hands including toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school students. They also compliment any history or homeschool lesson about China and adds a bit of creativity to the school day.
13 Easy To Make Chinese New Year Crafts For Kids
Toilet Paper Tube Firecrackers – This West Coast Mommy
Turn a basic household item into a fun craft this Chinese New Year!
Paper Dog Puppet – Red Ted Art
Create your own dog puppet to celebrate the coming year of the dog! Here’s a simple puppy dog hand puppet.
Tissue Paper Blossoms for Chinese New Year – Pink Stripey Socks
Use tissue paper to construct your own new year blossoms and decorate the house with them!
Chinese New Year Dragons – Happiness is Homemade
Egg cartons usually go to waste, but you can put them to good use in this fun craft for the kids!
Chinese Cherry Blossom Fans – In The Playroom
Another fun fan craft for the kids, but one that gives them a chance to get a little messy with paints!
Awesome Cupcake Liner Dragon Craft – iHeart Crafty Things
Use cupcake liners to construct your very own Chinese dragon!
Chinese New Year Lantern – Sturdy for Common Things
These paper lanterns are a little more of a complex craft, but with the help of a parent, any kid can create the perfect one for the new year!
Paper Roll Dragon Craft – One Little Project
Make your own mighty dragon out of a toilet paper roll! You can also “breathe” into this dragon for extra fun.
Chinese Rattle Drum Craft – Creative Family Fun
Ring in the new year by rattling your newly crafted drum!
Pop Up Homemade Firework Craft – Kid’s Craft Room
Fireworks are a big part of the Chinese New Year. Make your own with the kids to celebrate!
Paper Plate Hand Fans – The Pinterested Parent
These hand fans are a simple and fun celebratory craft and your kids can use them too!
Chinese New Year Paper Cup Lanterns – Jennifer’s Little World
The Chinese New Year wouldn’t be complete without lanterns! Have your kids make their own out of another household item!
Chinese New Year Tangrams – My Craftily Ever After
Tangrams are dissection puzzles where you have to create something from the pieces. Create different objects for Chinese New Year with these unique puzzles!
If you are looking for even more February themed holiday crafts, be sure to check out the fun posts below. And if you decide to make any of these 13 Easy To Make Chinese New Year Crafts For Kids or any of our other inspiring crafts found on the blog – be sure to snap a picture and share it with us on our Facebook page. We would love to see all your festive creations!
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