15 Chinese New Year Crafts: Preschool through Elementary

Chinese New Years Crafts- Kid World CItizenWe’ve rounded up 15 unique Chinese New Year crafts! Learning about how world cultures celebrate is an easy way to introduce different perspectives to kids. If you’re planning a multicultural art lesson, plan it around major holidays and teach a bit of culture. Scroll through these gorgeous pictures, and follow the links to see the instructions.
Red Ted Art Chinese Dragon- Kid World Citizen

Red Ted Art: Paper Chinese Dragon (free printable!)

Red Lantern My Creative FamilyCreative Family Fun: Red Lanterns and Straw Painting

Fairy Lights Lanterns- Kid World CitizenRed Ted Art: Lantern Fairy Lights

Chinese New Year Spring Blossoms Art Project- Kid World Citizen

Kid World Citizen: Preschool Collective Mural of Quince Blossoms

Chinese Firecracker- Kid World CitizenDe Tout Et De Rien: Chinese Firecracker (in French)

Chinese Lantern by Pea- Kid World CItizenMarie’s Pastiche: Chinese New Year’s Lanterns

Chinese Zodiac poster- Kid World CitizenKid World Citizen: Chinese Zodiac Poster

Dragon- Kid World CitizenPeakle Pie: Paper Plate Dragon

Nurturestore Dragon- Kid World CitizenNurture Store: Egg Carton Dragon

InCulture Parent Lantern- Kid World CItizenInCulture Parent: Round Lantern

Chinese New Year Rice Dough- Kid World Citizen

Kid World Citizen: Chinese Dough Figurines

Fire Breathing Dragon- Kid World CitizenDe Tour Et De Rien: Fire Breathing Dragon (in French and English)

Red Ted Art TP Roll Chinese CraftRed Ted Art: Toilet Paper Roll Lanterns

Chinese fan- Kid World CItizenPeakle Pie: Chinese Fan

Darias Homemade Chinese Gong- Kid World CitizenKid World Citizen: Chinese Gong

Which of the Chinese New Year crafts did you like the best? Did you make any of these or other crafts to celebrate Lunar New Year? Tell us about it or share on our facebook page. Xin nian kuai le!


chinese new years crafts teachers pay teachers prek kinder first grade 1stChinese New Year Math and Literacy!

Want to introduce your prek through 1st grade students to Chinese New Year? Our Chinese New Year Math and Literacy Unit is one resource you don’t want to miss! Available at the Kid World Citizen Teachers Pay Teachers Store, this unit is an incredible collection of Common Core aligned reading, writing, math, and critical thinking activities, as well as craftivities and coloring sheets. Go now! >

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  1. says

    We’ve done 3 CNY crafts so far this year: super cute wooden peg people, Good Fortune signs, and chopstick holders. We’ll probably do lanterns and TP tube “firecrackers” in the next couple weeks.


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