10 Chinese New Year Crafts

Chinese New Year is almost here! Are you ready to ring in the Year of the Pig? Whether your family parties every year or has never celebrated this holiday before, here are 10 fun and simple projects you can make together! Take a look…

Red Envelopes are a key piece of the Chinese New Year Celebration! Kids of all ages get excited to receive them because there’s always money inside. To learn more about the tradition and how to create your own, check out this post from One Dog Woof.

Have fun creating your own DIY Paper Fortune cookies and hiding special messages inside! This tutorial from Evite will show you how…and by all means, indulge in the edible kind too.

The new year celebration is all about lights and sounds, and lanterns are a big part of the festivals! This DIY Lantern version is easy to make at home and safe even for the littlest revelers! Learn how to create them at ActivitiesforKids.com.

If you want a more grown-up way to light the room, check out these Mason Jar Lanterns from Mod Podge Rocks. Paint, Tissue Paper, and Mod Podge are all you need to create these stunning luminaries. Older kids and adults will enjoy creating this project and they’ll look gorgeous on display.

These little DIY Drums are sure to be a hit with the kiddos, because, drums. Who doesn’t love to make a little noise? They’re simple to assemble and super-fun to decorate and personalize! Find out how at ET Speaks from Home.

This fun Cupcake Liner Dragon is colorful and festive, and hey, if you’re buying those liners, you might as well make some cupcakes too! Eat them while you’re assembling this fun guy as part of your family’s celebration!

These colorful Paper Plate Fans are so festive and so easy to make! In fact, you probably have everything you need to make them around the house already! Check out The Pinterested Parent for full details…seriously, how cute are they?!

The ancient art of Chinese paper cutting is a fun thing to learn about, and you can even create some designs of your own, including this Double Happiness character. Download the free template, plus get more ideas from Marie’s Pastiche. These look awesome taped to doors and windows to celebrate the new year!

Every party needs favors, right? Hoosier Homemade has you covered with these adorable paper tube New Year’s Party Favors…all you need are a few basic supplies, and you can fill these with candy, beads, coins, and anything else your little party goers will enjoy!

What’s not to love about a project that’s as tasty as it is cute? These DIY Dragons are made from rice krispie treats, fruit snacks, and a few other tasty ingredients. Take a look at Party Pinching for step by step instructions so you can create your own!

Which of these projects would your family enjoy most? We’ll be trying some here in the Artsy Family too…I’ll be sure to let you know how our celebration goes.


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  1. Super fun ideas! Thanks for sharing them. It is one of the family traditions that I introduced to my daughters even though they live far away from my parents. I miss celebrating Chinese New Year with my parents.

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