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10 Crafts to Celebrate Chinese New Year

10 Crafts to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy. Our Chinese New Year celebration begins February 5th and we Wish you good fortune. That’s what “gung hay fat choy” means. Here are 10 Crafts to Celebrate Chinese New Year.

Though many of us already celebrated the New Year in January, the Chinese New Year provides another opportunity to “start anew.”

10 Crafts to Celebrate Chinese New Year


Pull Apart Cupcake Dragon

This pull apart dragon cupcake from All Things Pretty is cute and very simple to do with your family. She lays everything out step by step for you.

Courtesy of All Things Pretty


Along with long noodles dumplings are a main element of celebrating Chinese New Year. Especially, for people who live in Northern China. Here‘s one of our favorite dumpling recipes.

Turkey and Pork Dumplings


Cupcake Liner Dragon

I Heart Crafty Things has a super simple cupcake liner dragon craft that’s great for the whole family.

Printable Dragon Puppet

If some of these crafts require more time or energy than you think you have Andreja or at Easy Peasy and Fun has a very simple dragon puppet you can print out and put together.

Courtesy of Easy Peasy & Fun


Chinese Paper Lanterns

This paper lantern activity is great for older kids that are used to using scissors. We got this idea from the First Palette blog.

Courtesy of First Palette

Chinese Lantern Sun Catcher

Chinese Sun Catcher lantern from the gingerbread house. Easy craft to do if you have really little kids Actually, used contact paper I had leftover from another craft. So happy because it’s not always fun to play with 2 year olds and glue. Especially, when you are out manned.

Year of the Pig

Origami Pigs

2019 is the year of the pig. Each year we make origami animals based on the year. This year we attempted to make origami pigs out of dollar bills. But that was an epic failure. But if paper folding is your thing you should try your hand at it.

Here’s another origami pig tutorial from Origami Amazing.

Pig Coloring Pages

So thankful to Adele over at Holidappy. She has a ton of printable coloring pages.

And the last craft is from Miss Panda Chinese. It’s the Chinese character for Fú 福. Which in English translates to blessings or good fortune.

Now you’ve got 10 Crafts to Celebrate Chinese New Year, which craft are you going to make? You know I love fun so make sure to send me a picture


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