Chinese New Year craft for the kids: DIY fortune cookies, lanterns and dragons

When we're not busy stuffing our faces with pineapple tarts, we're breaking out the art kit and making some DIY CNY craft!

We love this colourful time of year and can’t wait to get busy with all the upcoming Chinese New year fun! In the meantime, why not break out the craft kit and get on with making your own auspiciously festive decor? We turned plates into dinosaurs during the school holidays, and now we’re creating dragons out of paper plates and pineapples out of washi tape with these fun DIY decorations: perfect for keeping the little ones busy playing indoors on a rainy day. Now we just need to work out how high to toss our lo hei…

1. There’s nothing scary about these colourful cute Chinese dragon puppets in this Kix Cereal tutorial.

Puppy bookmarks by Red Ted Art

2. It’s the Year of the Dog! Combine a love of pooches with a love of reading by making a doggy bookmark! We think these instructions by Red Ted Art are paw-fectly easy for even your very small pups.

3. HoneyKids’ craft heaven right here with this pineapple washi tape print by Delineate Your Dwelling.

4. Light up your day and your Chinese New Year decor with these easy peasy pretty Chinese lantern instructions from The True Sea.

5. Kids will love making these little parcels of luck: homemade fortune cookies at Crafts by Amanda.

6. Here’s another DIY lantern project – because at this time of year there is no such thing as too many lanterns. This time, with ruffles. Hop to it with this Sad to Happy Project tutorial.

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