27 Chinese New Year Crafts

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The Year of the Horse begins on January 31. Check out our selection of Chinese New Year crafts. See all of our ideas, including recipes, on the Chinese New Year holiday page.

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  • Festive Ribbon Dragon

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (9 Ratings)

    Celebrate Chinese New Year with this mini version of the monster-sized parade dragon.

  • Chinese New Year Paper Lantern

    Paper Lanterns

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (14 Ratings)

    These decorative lanterns aren't meant to be lit, but they're great additions to your party d├ęcor.

  • Chinese New Year Red Envelope

    Chinese New Year Red Envelope

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    Average rating of 5/5. (5 Ratings)

    Present your Chinese New Year gift inside our printable red envelope.

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  • Chinese Banner

    Chinese Banner

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (4 Ratings)

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with long, lacy garlands.

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  • Paper Lanterns

    Paper Lanterns

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (5 Ratings)

    Your family can celebrate the Chinese New Year and its finale, the Lantern Festival, with a collection of these flameless mini paper lanterns.

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  • Dragon of the Year - Image Collection

    Dragon of the Year

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    It's the Chinese Year of the Dragon! Have your kids make a suitable sidekick from felt and wire.

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  • Cardboard Tube Red Firecrackers

    Cardboard Tube Red Firecrackers

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    Average rating of 4/5. (5 Ratings)

    A common decoration during Chinese New Year is a string of red firecrackers. Some believe that throwing firecrackers scares away evil spirits. Make a string of your own to display!

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  • Chinese Fortune Cookie Decoration

    Chinese Fortune Cookie Decoration

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    Average rating of 3/5. (5 Ratings)

    You can guess your fortune with this felt Chinese fortune cookie decoration, but no peeking! This kids craft is a great table decoration for Chinese New Year or New Year's Day.

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  • Chinese New Year Dragon

    Chinese New Year Dragon

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    Average rating of 4/5. (2 Ratings)

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this fun and easy Chinese dragon craft for kids. Make it a group project and create your own dragon parade.

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  • Chinese New Year Fan

    Chinese New Year Fan

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (9 Ratings)

    Make this pretty Chinese fan is made from construction paper and paint stamps. It will make a great accent to your Chinese New Year celebration!

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  • Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

    Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

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    Average rating of 2.5/5. (2 Ratings)

    During Chinese New Year it is common for children to receive a red envelope containing money as a gift from family members. Make your own red envelope and decorate it with good luck symbols!

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  • Chinese New Year Welcome Door Hanger

    Chinese New Year Welcome Door Hanger

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (5 Ratings)

    Make this door hanger to welcome good fortune into your home this Chinese New Year.

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  • Chinese Orange Tray

    Chinese Orange Tray

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    Average rating of 4/5. (2 Ratings)

    During the celebration of Chinese New Year, oranges and tangerines are displayed in trays or bowls. Tangerines are symbolic of good luck and oranges represent wealth. Make your own tray of oranges to share good luck with your whole family!

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  • Clay Pot Rat

    Clay Pot Rat

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    Average rating of 2.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    This cute little rodent, whether it be a mouse or a rat, is absolutely adorable! A cute clay pot craft for kids for Chinese New Year or a rainy afternoon.

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  • Felt Dumplings

    Felt Dumplings

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    Average rating of 3/5. (3 Ratings)

    Dumplings have a resemblance to ancient Chinese coins, making them symbolic of wealth for the Lunar New Year. Make some of these felt versions to wish your family prosperity for the year to come.

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