If you haven’t celebrated the Chinese New Year with your family before, this could be your lucky year. The start of the Chinese New Year (February 8 this year) means the beginning of a new lunar calendar. And just like other traditional New Year’s celebrations, it also means having a good time. Ringing in the Chinese New Year with food, fun, family — and a few festive crafts — can bring luck and good fortune, so pull out the crayons and paper, and get the kids crafting!
Chinese paper lantern craft
What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
- Fold the sheet of paper in half crosswise.
- Use your ruler to mark off lines that are 1-1/2 centimeters apart.
- Beginning at the fold, cut vertical lines at each mark, stopping about 1-inch from the edge of the paper.
- Unfold the paper, then tape the two long edges of the paper together to form a tube.
- Cut a strip of paper that is approximately 6-inches long and 1/2-inch wide. Tape the two ends of the strip inside the top of the lantern to form the handle.