Chinese New Year Crafts

We have been chosen as a Tots100/Bostik Craft Blogger and have been given the theme of Chinese New Year as our first craft project.  As my son is seven years old and my daughter is three years old, we did two crafts using the items we were provided with.

Chinese New Year 2015: The Year of the Sheep/Goat Plate Craft

What we used to make our Chinese New Year paper plate craft
What we used to make our Chinese New Year paper plate craft

 

We wrote 2015 on the stars
We wrote 2015 on the stars
H stuck them onto the red plate
H stuck them onto the red plate
Using the Bostik glu dots, H put one dot on each white ball
Using the Bostik glu dots, H put one dot on each white ball
H stuck the three white balls onto the plate to make a sheep
H stuck the three white balls onto the plate to make a sheep
H used the Bostik glu dots to stick small pieces of black pipe cleaner to the sheep as legs
H used the Bostik glu dots to stick small pieces of black pipe cleaner to the sheep as legs
H put two of the legs that made the sheep stand out more
H put two of the legs that made the sheep stand out more she also used the Sharpie to draw on an eye and a mouth

H's finished Chinese New Year 2015 Year of the Sheep plate craft
H’s finished Chinese New Year 2015 Year of the Sheep plate craft

Chinese Dragon Craft

Step One:  Draw a Chinese Dragon.  Be as creative as you like, it is your dragon.

Step Two: Start to arrange the oval sequins, like dragon scales, onto your dragon.

Start to arrange the oval sequins, with the Bostik foam pads on standby
Start to arrange the oval sequins, with the Bostik foam pads on standby
Arranging the dragon scales
Arranging the dragon scales. S arranged them in overlapping groups of three.

Step Three: Add the Bostik Glu Dots on the dragon’s body, around the oval sequin scales.  Start to use the orange tissue paper to complete the dragon’s body.

Adding tissue paper to the dragon
Adding tissue paper to the dragon

Step Four: Add tissue paper to the whole of the dragon’s body.

Adding orange tissue paper, sticking on with Glu Dots
Adding orange tissue paper, sticking on with Glu Dots

Step Five: Use the Bostik Foam Pads to stick the dragon spikes on.

Using Bostik Foam Pads to stick dragon spikes on
Using Bostik Foam Pads to stick dragon spikes on

Step Six: Add gold glitter to the feet and the horns, after covering these parts of the dragon with glue.

Adding gold glitter to the feet and horns
Adding gold glitter to the feet and horns

Step Seven: Add silver glitter to the dragon’s face and add gold glitter to the white spaces on the body, after covering these parts with PVA glue.

Adding silver glitter
Adding silver glitter

Step Eight: Knock off the excess glitter by tapping the side of the paper on the table.  Add the finishing touches to the dragon using a black pen to outline the face, feet and horns.  You can add a googly eye, if you like.

Finishing touches
Finishing touches
My son's finished dragon
My son’s finished dragon

Disclosure:  We were provided with a box of craft items, free of charge, by Bostik as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club. 

Linking up with #MummyMonday.

  • That is a fantastic dragon x

  • Helen Goldrein

    Those look great! You have very artistic children 🙂

  • Kate Fever

    What great ideas, the dragon is so pretty and I love the simple paper plate craft!

  • Tina Mansfield

    Some great ideas and I particually love the dragon 🙂

  • I especially love the dragon, I will be showing my 7 year old as he loves Chinese New Year even if the dragon scares him a bit after ending up in China Town for their celebrations a couple of years ago 🙂

  • They look amazing, you have to put them on the wall. The dragon turned out so very well – love the colours xx

  • Twinsplustwo

    Fabulous dragon!!! I really like the simplicity of the sheep idea, a lovely way to celebrate Chinese New Year!

  • Globalmouse

    Love these!! We always try to do a Chinese New Year craft….and have some lovely Chinese food 😉

  • Lovely craft ideas! We’ve been doing Chinese New Year crafts so we might just have to copy yours!

  • I used to love doing chinese new year crafts at school, it seems the schools dont seem to do them as much these days though x

  • Nell@PigeonPairandMe

    Glitter and a googly eye – that would be a winner in our house! Your post reminds me, I need to get started on some Chines New Year-themed crafts with my two. This is a lovely idea.

  • What a lovely way to start teaching children about Chinese New Year.

  • My son is all about the craft at the moment – he would love the goat and the dragon I reckon!

  • bericebaby

    Awesome idea!!! Love both crafts. I will try the plate one with Hayden – He’ll love it. Have subbed to your Youtube Channel too.
    Thanks for sharing
    Charlotte x

  • mummyoftwo

    These look great and it looks like they had fun making them too!

  • Alice & Amelia

    These look fab, I’m such a craft lover can’t wait until Amelia’s old enough for cutting and sticking! Thanks for sharing and linking up #mummymonday xx

  • Agata Pokutycka

    Love the final look of the dragon with all these sparkles… it is really something special

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I am loving the sheep, too cute x

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  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    Great craft ideas, I love the dragon! xxx

  • Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    Lovely ideas. That dragon looks very impressive. But I like the cute sheep as well.

  • Wild & Grizzly

    Lovely craft ideas, I think F would love to make a dragonw ith scales. This has onspired me for crafts this week.x

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