Monday, January 29, 2018

Chinese New Year Folded Lantern Kids Craft

Chinese New Year is coming up!  Today we're adding to the blog's growing list of Chinese New Year Crafts with this super easy, modern, and colorful folded paper lantern craft!

Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lanterns

Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lantern- Such an easy and fun kids art and craft idea!

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Here are the materials you'll need to do this activity:


Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lantern- Such an easy and fun kids art and craft idea!


1.  First, we cut the origami paper into rectangles.  Then, we decorated them.

Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lantern- Such an easy and fun kids art and craft idea!

2.  Next, we accordion folded the rectangles.

Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lantern- Such an easy and fun kids art and craft idea!

3.  We used a glue stick to attach the tops and bottoms (strips of black star folding paper) to our lanterns.

Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lantern- Such an easy and fun kids art and craft idea!

4.  Then, we glued our lanterns onto a sheet of paper.  (We also added strips to be the "strings.")

Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lantern- Such an easy and fun kids art and craft idea!


5.  Then, we drew on extra details like the sparkles and the characters.


(Random question for those of you who read Chinese- I always thought that Chinese was read from right to left.  But when I looked up "Happy Chinese New Year" images, it was written left to right.  So we wrote it this way too.  But I have a feeling the characters may be backwards.  What do you think?)


Ok!  And of course, here are a list of our favorite Chinese New Years Kids crafts!

More Chinese New Year Crafts:



Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lantern- Such an easy and fun kids art and craft idea!


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