Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday. It is celebrated in late January to early February (depending on the year). In China, It is also called the Spring Festival because it marks the end of the winter and the beginning of the spring in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year starts on a New Moon and ends with the lantern festival on the full moon 15 days later. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".
According to the Chinese zodiac, your birth year tells you more than just your age. It is believed that there is a special relationship between people and the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese lunisolar calendar is divided into 12 months of 29 or 30 days. Each successive year is named after one of 12 animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with easy Chinese New Year crafts for children such as Chinese blossom crafts, Chinese lantern crafts, or have fun with your own or your child's Chinese horoscope animal.
Chinese Paper Lanterns - Learn how to make these beautiful and colorful Chinese Paper Lanterns for the Chinese New Year.
How to Make Origami Rabbits Heads Craft for Chinese New Year - On February 3rd is the Chinese New Year celebration. The year of the rabbit begins. Rabbit Years are fourth in the cycle, following Tiger Years, and recur every twelfth year. So, let’s celebrate that by making an origami rabbit head :)
Making Rabbit Chinese New Year Fan Arts and Crafts Project for Kids - 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, so today we will be making a Chinese-style fan with rabbits on it. Included is a template with 3 rabbit outlines, but you can also draw your own. Just make sure they aren’t too big.
How to Craft a Chinese Dragon Fridge Magnet Craft for Chinese New Year - Dragons are an important part of many Chinese festivals, including Chinese New Year. Let’s celebrate it by crafting this fridge magnet with the mini version of the dragon used during holiday parades and festivities.
Bowl of Oranges Collage - Make a Bowl of Oranges collage to celebrate The Chinese New Year.
How to Make Mini Paper Fan Earrings for the Chinese New Year - Let’s make a pair of earrings (you’ll need a little help on step # 4). These will be made of paper and will have two very important Chinese symbols : the fan and the cherry blossom.
How to Make a Chinese Fire Dragon Bookmark Craft for Kids - Because Chinese dragons are magnificent creatures and the Chinese New Year is approaching, let’s make a simple bookmark with dragon head. This beautiful bookmark that you will make in this arts and crafts project, will astound your friends and family members. And it is a LOT of fun to make.
How to Make Paper Lantern for The Chinese New Years Celebration - The Chinese New Year is coming up and this crafts project reminded me of a Chinese Paper Lantern. Today, we will show you how to make this easy-to-make arts and crafts project.
How to Draw a Chinese Dragon Head Step by Step Drawing Tutorial - We just showed you how to make a very cool Chinese dragon bookmark for the Chinese New Year. We wanted to follow up this arts and crafts project with a Chinese dragon head lesson
A Compilation of Chinese New Years Dragon Crafts - Here are some great resources around the next that have Chinese Dragons Crafts for The Year of the Dragon.