Monday, 20 January 2020

Chinese New Year crafts for toddlers

In 2020, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday 25th January. I've rounded up some of the Chinese New Year crafts that we've enjoyed over the last few years, in case you are looking for some crafting inspiration for your toddler or pre-schooler. These crafts are great for very young children because they are easy and fun to do, and they use craft materials that can easily be found around the home. Click the links to be taken to the original post will full instructions and photos for the different Chinese New year crafts.

Chinese New Year crafts for toddlers

Simple cardboard lanterns


These simple lanterns can be made with thin cardboard or thick paper, then decorated using stickers or sequins. With coloured pipecleaner handles they look great strung up to decorate the room!

Glittery cardboard lanterns craft

Paper cup lanterns


These paper cup lanterns are really simple to make and are a great way of recycling old paper or plastic cups that you may otherwise be throwing out. You just need stickers or sequins to decorate, and you can add some tissue paper streams to the bottom for some extra decoration. They are really fun for children to play with too, and make great decorations.

Paper cup lanterns for Chinese New Year

Paper plate dragon mask


Children love dressing up, and a paper plate makes a really good base for a dragon themed mask, complete with streamers and glitter.

Paper plate dragon mask for Chinese New Year

Cardboard tube dragon puppets


These dragon puppets are made from old cardboard tubes and are great fun for children to make and decorate before putting on a Chinese themed show.

Chinese New Year cardboard tube dragon puppets

I hope that I've inspired you for some fun Chinese New Year crafting!

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