How to Make a Kokeshi Doll

Kokeshi are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. One characteristic of kokeshi Dolls is their lack of arms or legs. So, with that being said…. today I’m going to show you how to make a Kokeshi Doll. It will be a lot of fun…. almost as much fun as it will be showing to people the Kokeshi Doll you made yourself. So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

How to Make a Kawaii Hair Clip

Kawaii means cuteness in Japanese culture (literally, adorable, precious, lovable, or innocent). So, in honor of that today we are going to make a Hair Clip that is totally Kawaii. The craft is an easy one, but the outcome is a hair clip that you will love to wear. Made from a piece of leather, a hair clip and a couple of other materials you’ll have this craft put together in no time. So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

Chinese New Year Crafts – Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Years Crafts

Chinese New Year falls on January 23rd this Year. And, in honor of Chinese New Year I put together a list of crafts just about the Chinese New Year. You will find that most of them are Dragon Crafts and you might wonder why….. well, I will tell you why. This year is the Year of the Dragon. So, to honor that fact the majority of the crafts I have listed here will be Dragon Crafts. Not all of them…. there are plenty of fun other crafts that have nothing to do with Dragons. So, check out the post and pick a few Chinese New Year Crafts to do with the kids….. they are sure to love them. So, let’s get started.

How To Make A Chinese Paper Lantern

Today I’m going to show you how to make a Chinese Paper Lantern. This craft is ideally for Chinese New Year. But, you can also have your kids do this if you have a Chinese-themed party, or maybe a Chinese activity in school…. or perhaps you would just like to teach your children about the Chinese tradition. What ever the reason may be your kids are sure to love making this craft. So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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.

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 Mini Paper Fan Earrings for the Chinese New Year

I have another funny way to celebrate 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 Paper Lantern for The Chinese New Years Celebration

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 Make Chinese Abacus for Chinese New Year or 100th Day of School

How to Make Chinese Abacus fro Chinese New Year or 100th Day of School

I noticed that there are 2 holidays / events coming up – The Chinese New Year and The 100th Day of School. I think that the Chinese Abacus could be a craft to tie both of these 2 celebrations together. The Abacus uses 100 beads and was created by the Chinese people who called this calculating instrument a Swan-Pan.