DIY EZ Chinese New Year Crafts

UPDATE  GO HERE for the Tutorial on making all these crafts!


It's no secret that I LOVE to throw a celebration of any kind at anytime...Chinese New Year is fast approaching (Jan 23rd) and I am preparing for our school party!  It's the Year of the Dragon! Which makes my son extremely excited!  We will be celebrating with another homeschool family and I am working on some inexpensive, DIY, EZ Crafts for decor. (challenging myself this year with a $ 10 budget for each school party...let's see how I do..)


Took me all of 15 minutes to whip up 6 of these cute felt Fortune Cookies
for the kids (with a surprise inside)
Watch for Tutorial coming up this week...
(using all materials I already had, you probably do also)




Firecrackers are a BIG DEAL for Chinese New Year
(We will have some real ones for decor but these toilet paper
roll ones are just as cute and less dangerous)


Paper Lanterns - these will be embellished with some jewels and a 
paper handle put on them - string a bunch of these babies up
and you have a little China Town of your own.
(Watch for EZ Turorial coming up this week)

MORE IDEAS...

Coloring Pages - go HERE to print some off for a craft

THIS is a cute Dragon craft you can do also with the kids!

A few other things I purchased at the Dollar Store - bright gold paper placemats (8 for $ 1),
a few gold and red hanging ornaments from Hobby Lobby at 80% off.

So far my total for this party is a big $ 3.50!

More to come...

Why not celebrate with your kids and invite some others over..
I am going to be making

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Comments

Renee said…
Oh these are cute, I will have to show Jacob :)
bgorden said…
What fun!! I am so glad you linked up so I could find your blog! You seem a lot like me in so many ways - glad to make a new blog friend =-)
Beth (TGIF)
Lindsay said…
Cute ideas!! Love the fortune cookie :-)
Sarah said…
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.
Katie said…
Hi there! Great activities...we are doing a ton for Chinese New Year this year (including a couple of activities you have shared!) as my husband is Chinese and I want my children to start to learn more about where they come from. :) I'm stopping by from TGIF. I also host a linky party called Thirfty Thursday, if you would ever like to link up, we'd love to have you!

http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2012/01/thrifty-thursday-5/
melismama said…
Thanks Ladies and welcome to all the newbies! 8)
Visiting from the blog hop. Cute ideas.
Cute ideas! You are so creative!
NanAppetit said…
My hubby lived in Hong Kong for 2 years, and wants us to celebrate Chinese New Year to perk up January. Thanks for the ideas!
Wow you are so creative! I love the felt fortune cookies. I am just hopping over from my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop, thanks for linking up this week!

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