Chinese New year crafts
Today is Chinese New year, the year of the monkey, so I wanted to do some crafts with Lilly to celebrate and teach Lilly about all the festivities.
First is the Chinese dragon, this was pretty fun to make and Lilly loves it.
To make this I used a print off which I found on the crayons website. Lilly coloured it in and I cut it out. I made a concertina out of some paper and stuck it to the head and tale as a body. We had some gold shiny paper which I used as flames.
Second was a paper lantern with the left of paper from the concertina. I used to make these all the time.
Fold the paper in half and cut off about a 2cm strip off the end. The next part is cut strips about 2cm's apart from the folded end and stop about 2 cm's from the top. You then unfold and join the top together at the top and bottom to make a lantern shape. Now use the strip you cut off to make a handle.
Did you do anything to do for Chinese New year?