Chinese new year dragon craft

Chinese dragon craft
Celebrating festivals from other countries and cultures is a wonderful, fun way to introduce your children to the wide world. Chinese new year is being celebrated on Monday 23rd January 2012 and this year it’s the Year of the Dragon.  Here are our ideas to welcome the Chinese new year with your kids.

Egg box junk model dragon craft

Make your very own junk model dragon with our guide to making an egg box dragon

chinese dragon craftChinese paper lanterns 

These Chinese lanterns, in lucky red, are easy to make and perfect for children just learning to use scissors.

Chinese new year for kids

Our guide to celebrating Chinese new year with your kids has ideas for homemade fortune cookies, trying some Chinese writing and cooking up a traditional feast.

Will you be celebrating Chinese new year with your children?



  1. says

    We are definitely celebrating. My nephews are adopted from China and lived there until they were 4 so our family always celebrates. This year we have an even more special reason to celebrate as my niece is living in China waiting to be adopted by my sister! She won’t be home in time for Chinese new year but we’ll still celebrate. I LOVE the dragon craft!

  2. says

    Love the dragon! We are going to celebrate. When I was a kid, we had a Chinese family in the neighbourhood that we were very friendly with. I admired their daughters for their cute dresses and adorable ways… :)

  3. Amanda Woods says

    Hello we will definately be celebrarting Chinese new year been childminders, making lanterns colouring pics eating chinese food bits x
    Enjoy your chinese new year everyone x

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