Chinese New Year: Make A Lucky Lantern
Chinese New Year is one of the most important Chinese holidays. The festival traditionally begins on the first of January and ends on the 15th, or when the Lantern Festival takes place, where red lanterns are strung all around the city and temples. These red lanterns are symbols of good luck and prosperity. This holiday, bring some New Year's luck to your home by creating these delightful paper lanterns with just a few simple art supplies. Make more than one and string them around your home to welcome the New Year!
This is a great activity for your kindergartener to do to help her build her fine motor skills and teach her something about the Chinese culture.
What You Need:
- 1 piece of red construction paper
- 1 piece of yellow construction paper
- Glue or tape
- Chinese writing from the template below. This Chinese word means prosper.