3 Easy Chinese New Year Crafts For Kids

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by

Our thanks to Oriental Trading for providing the crafts for this Chinese New Year Crafts for kids post. You can see and try out some of these crafts in the Jersey Family Fun Kids’ Quarters at the Tuckerton Seaport this month.

 

Does your family celebrate the Chinese New Year? Have you wanted to?

This Chinese New Year is The Year of the Dog (Lunar New Year) it will be celebrated Friday February 16, 2018. Whether you always celebrate or this will be your family’s first time celebrating this Chinese holiday, Chinese New Year crafts are a great way to honor the tradition. The holiday is a fun, vibrant, 2 week long celebration. So even if you haven’t planned anything it’s not too late to start.

 

2018 is the year of the dog

It’s the year 4716 in the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year animals take on a lot of significance in these events each year. This year the dragon is an important part of Chinese New Year Celebrations and its symbolized in one of our Chinese New year crafts below. The dragon symbolizes, strength, benevolence, strength and good fortune. Incorporate the dragon and these Chinese New Year crafts to help your children get excited for the Chinese New Year.

 

Like always, whenever I pick out crafts for kids I like them to be easy. No cutting, gluing, or drying required. That’s why I always love shopping for crafts with Oriental Trading Company. For the Chinese New Year I had no problems finding easy crafts from their Oriental Trading Company’s Chinese craft collection.

 

3 Chinese New Year Crafts For Kids

 

3 EASY Chinese New Year Crafts

 

Chinese New Year Glitter Mosaic Dragon Sign Craft Kit

About the Chinese New Year Glitter Mosaic Dragon Sign Craft Kit 

This dragon spits glitter not fire! Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this fun kids craft that can be displayed as a festive decoration once completed. Kids will love adding sparkle to this radiantly-colored, fierce dragon. Includes self-adhesive foam shapes, satin cords and mosaic boards. 8″ x 9″ The kit comes in sets of 12. All craft kit pieces are pre-packaged for individual use. Kits include instructions and extra pieces. No glue, cutting, or paint required.

 

The Chinese New Year Dragon mosaic from Oriental Trading Company make great Chinese New Year crafts

 

What I love about the Chinese New Year Glitter Mosaic Dragon Sign Craft Kit

I loved that these Chinese New Year Glitter Mosaic Dragon Sign Craft Kit require no glue. The kit includes more than enough stickers for decorating these Chinese dragons. It’s so simple yet such an elegant craft. If your kids can peel off a sticker and match a color to a color, they can do this craft. It will take some time as there are several stickers to attach to each mosaic dragon. But it’s work the work. The result will be a sparkling, shimmering, stunning craft great for your Chinese New Year decorations. This is probably one of my favorite Oriental Trading crafts.

 

Tuckerton Seaport Jersey Family Fun Kids Quarters set up with Chinese New Year Crafts

Tuckerton Seaport Jersey Family Fun Kids Quarters set up with DIY Chinese Lantern Ornament Kit as our Chinese New Year Crafts

 

DIY Chinese Lantern Ornament Kit

About the DIY Chinese Lantern Ornament Kit

This foam craft for kids is a perfect Chinese New Year activity for inspiring creativity. Hand out as party favors that doubles as an activity. Let kids get crafty while you put the finishing touches on the celebration. Kids and students can personalize with their name. Student can hang them at their desk or kids from their bedroom door, a window, or the refridgerator. Includes self-adhesive foam shapes and satin cords. 5 1/2″ Makes 24. Kit include instructions. No glue, cutting, or paint required.

 

medallion stickers for easy Chinese New Year crafts

These medallion stickers are a great embellishment for any Chinese New Year crafts. They were included with the Chinese lantern Oriental Trading craft.

 

What I love about the DIY Chinese Lantern Ornament Kit

I love these DIY Chinese Lantern Ornament Kit because there is no wrong way to decorate the lanterns. At the Tuckerton Seaport, I filled a basket with the red and yellow ornaments. I placed the colored satin cords in tins and the foam stickers in different baskets for the kids to choose from. Kids can pick the color they like. Then, the attach the colorful cords. They finish off this easy Chinese New Year craft by decorating it with stickerts. The kits come with alphabet stickers, shapes, and Chinese symbols and writing.

 

DYI Chinese Lanterns one of the Oriental Trading Chinese New Years crafts

We hung one of the Chinese lanterns my son made in the Jersey Family Fun Kids Quarters at Tuckerton Seaport.

 

Chinese New Year Drum Craft KitChinese New Year Drum Craft Kit

About the Chinese New Year Drum Craft Kit

These kits are great party favors and a group activity. It can also be a way to tie in the Chinese New Year with music, parades, and celebrations. Give older kids the uncompleted kits to create during a group activity or inside recess kind of day. This Chinese New Year craft includes self-adhesive foam pieces, pom-poms, wooden sticks and beads. Papier-Mâché. 3 1/4″ x 9 1/2″ Each Chinese New Year Drum craft kit makes 12. All craft kit pieces are pre-packaged for individual use. Kits include instructions and extra pieces.

 

 

What I love about the Chinese New Year Drum Craft Kit

I loved that this is a craft that older children will enjoy. It allows for a way to bring the different parts of a Chinese New Year celebration together. The symbols of the stickers represent symbols of the holiday. The drums are instruments used in a Chinese New Year parade and together kids can make music for their own celebration.

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our ideas for easy Chinese New Year crafts. These no mess, no fuss, no drying required crafts will make your Chinese New Year fun.

 

Celebrate The Year of the Dog (Lunar New Year) with these Local Chinese New Year Events

Local NJ Chinese New Year Events to Celebrate Lunar New Year

 

What ideas do you have that make for easy Chinese New Year crafts?

Comment below we’d love to hear them.

 

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys start to become teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 7 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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