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!
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.
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!