- Fire-breathing Dragon Bellows
Celebrate Chinese New Year with this fire-breathing dragon and learn about chambers that can produce strong currents of air just by squeezing them together!
Download the printable here.
Recycle your empty toilet paper tubes into lucky red and gold firecrackers you can use to decorate your house for Lunar New Year with this easy-to-follow DIY from our friends at This West Coast Mommy.
- Year of the Dog Hand Puppets by Red Ted Art
Celebrate the upcoming year of the dog with these fun, cute, and easy to craft hand puppets by our friends at Red Ted Art!
- Blooming Cherry Trees
Take a nature walk to find some fallen branches to upcycle into beautiful blooming cherry trees. We used tissue paper to make the blooms. A beautiful, simple craft you can use to decorate your home for Lunar New Year.
- Cherry Blossom Paper Fans by In The Playroom
Fold and decorate your own festive paper fans with this simple Lunar New Year craft from the talented folks at In The Playroom!
These cupcake liner dragons from our friends at i Heart Crafty Things are a perfectly themed art project for children interested in the Lunar New Year. We were blown away by how great the dragon looks once the project is finished!
Paper lanterns are a classic, instantly recognizable Lunar New Year decoration, and this easy to follow guide by our friends at Sturdy For Common Things makes it simple to make your own red and gold paper lanterns. Hang them around your house and you might just get a year's worth of good fortune in return!
- Rattle Drum
Rattle drums are a popular novelty at Lunar New Year's Festivals, and now you can make your own drums at home. Paint them red and gold for a festive theme, or put your own creative spin on it!
Transform a paper plate into an elegantly decorated hand fan with this wonderfully simple Lunar New Year DIY from our friends at The Pinterested Parent!
- Paper Dragon
Make your own Lunar New Year dragon using folded construction paper and common crafting components. Once you've got your dragon, you'll be ready to lead the parade!
10 Festive Crafts to Celebrate the Lunar New Year
In China, and many other Asian cultures, the transition to the New Year is celebrated on January 22nd, with a celebration known as Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year. The Lunar New Year marks the transition to the next year in the Chinese Zodiac calendar, and is celebrated all over the world with parades, festivals, fireworks, music, dancing, and gifts! To help you learn about and celebrate the Lunar New Year, we've gathered some of our favorite Lunar New Year crafts from around the web. Embrace the year of the dog with a pair of adorable puppy hand puppets, make paper lanterns and firecracker chains to hang in your home for good luck, or have fun decorating your own paper fans and rattle drums to wave at your local Lunar New Year parade!