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

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

We love this colourful time of year and can’t wait to get busy with all the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations! In the meantime, why not break out the craft kit and get on with making your own festive decor? We already 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.

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

Chinese New Year craft for kids

Puppy bookmarks! Photography: Red Ted Art

2. Say goodbye to the Year of the Dog by making a super cute 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 (pictured top) by Delineate Your Dwelling.

Chinese New Year craft for kids

Turn your plastic bottles into piggy banks! Photography: First Cry Parenting

4. Oink, oink: 2019 is the Year of the Pig, and we’re loving these piggy bank crafts by First Cry Parenting. Craft and money saving all in one hit!

5. Kids will love making these little parcels of luck: homemade fortune cookies (pictured top) by Crafts by Amanda.

Chinese New Year craft for kids

Get your own dragon dance performance at home with this fun craft. Photography: Kids Activities Woo

6. All you need for this easy peasy dragon craft by Kids Activities Woo is a printer, some felt tips and a couple of wooden skewers. Job done.

7. Light up your day and your Chinese New Year decor with these pretty Chinese lantern instructions by The True Sea (pictured top)

Chinese New Year craft for kids

How pretty is this ang pao craft idea? Photography: Sub Merryn

8. Put those ang paos to good use by recycling them into these fun CNY fish! Pop into these instructions by Sub Merryn for the fishy lowdown.

Top image: Delineate your Dwelling, Crafts by Amanda, The True Sea and Kix Cereal

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