Chinese Dragons are a huge part of the New Year Celebrations and the New Year is heralded in by the ‘dotting of the dragon’s eye’ followed by the dragon dance and the setting off of hundreds of firecrackers! Materials: Paper plate, length of card or thick paper.  Variety of coloured paints, two sticks and sticky...
Peakles and I wanted to make some ‘Chinese Fans’ as she had seen some in a book. In order to make this a quick and easy decoration activity I decided that we would use only card and stickers to make them. This is ideal if you have decided to quickly decorate your home to celebrate...
Lucky Money Envelopes are given at Chinese New Year as a sign of good fortune and wealth.  They are usually red and have good luck symbols written on them and there is usually some ‘lucky money’ put inside.  They are given as presents when people celebrate the New Year. Peakles and I decided that we...
2013 is the Year of the Snake in the Chinese Calendar. Peakles and I have watched an online story about the Chinese Zodiac together.  Peakles was very interested in making a snake decoration to go with her Chinese Lanterns so we decided to make a ‘snake swirler’ which is an ideal hanging decoration. Materials: A4 red...
Chinese Lanterns are very simple to create and I can remember making them when I was a child!  We were very excited about decorating Peakle Pie’s bedroom with all our Chinese New Year decorations.  Her favourite being the yellow and red chinese lanterns! Here is what we did and how we did it! Materials: A4 red...
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