I love these paper lanterns. When we lived in China, there were lots of lanterns all over the place during Chinese New Year. They’re a great craft to make with kids. Here’s my tutorial on how to make them out of construction paper. Click on each image to enlarge the image.
The following Chinese new year craft was submitted by a fellow teacher who just did this craft with her second graders:
- Copy this page for each student (white paper).
- Color the back side of this paper different colors – so no white shows.
- Turn it over.
- Fold it in half.
- Cut on bold lines.
- Open it up and turn it over… It’s the Chinese character for “Spring”!
- Glue it on another piece of construction paper (optional).
Super easy and totally cute. Enjoy!
Click here to download the template: Chinese New Year- Spring Character Craft
Each year, my good friend, Cortney, does a presentation for elementary school kids about Chinese New Year. She was nice enough to let me share this Chinese New Year PowerPoint presentation with you. It explains the basics of the holiday and has pictures to go with it.
Click here for the presentation: Chinese New Year 2014