25+ Fun and Easy Crafts for Lunar New Year

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If you've never celebrated Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) here some fun crafts to give you a taste of this fun holiday. These easy crafts for Lunar New Year will broaden your world view, provide hands-on learning experiences no matter what your culture or background. 

2021 is the Year of the Tiger.  Since this list was originally curated in 2018 (the Year of the Dog) there's a full section of dog and puppy themed crafts. If you have family members of friends born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018, the year of the dog crafts might be fun for you to explore.

Related: Easy Year of the Dog Toilet Paper Roll Craft

The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12 year cycle so there are 12 different animal signs that are said to pass on particular characteristics to those born under a particular sign. Even if you're not a believer in astrology – Chinese or otherwise – it's still interesting to read and learn about.

This site gives the best and easiest to digest breakdown of the Chinese Zodiac that I've seen. For me, the accuracy is hit or miss. I'm a Libra Fire Horse and I don't think it describes my personality very accurately but my Water Monkey daughter and my Gold Tiger sons are pretty spot on. Have you ever checked yours out?

If you're looking for fun and easy Lunar New Year crafts and activities for kids, I've got you covered!|RippedJeansAndBifocals
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Fun and easy crafts for Lunar New Year

If you're interested in learning about why you should celebrate Lunar New year (AKA Chinese New Year), you can check out this post I wrote. If you're interested in some fun and easy crafts to introduce your kids to Lunar New Year, I've got you covered.

Year of the Tiger Crafts – New for 2022

Tiger headband with free template by Simple Everyday Mom

Handprint tiger craft by Simple Everyday Mom 

Crafts for Lunar New Year – All Kinds

Year of the Pig Printable Coloring Pages by The Gingerbread House

Chinese Dragon Puppets – Hawaii Travels with Kids

Chinese Dragon Mask by Messy Little Monster

Printable Red Envelopes by Lia Griffith

A Pot of Gold Nuggets by Craft Passion

Paper Plate Dragon Puppets by Messy Little Monster

Cherry Blossom Fans by In the Playroom

Dog Corner Bookmark by Red Ted Art

Paper Blossoms for Chinese New Year  by Pink Stripey Socks

Paper Lanterns by Creative Family Fun

DIY Paper Fortune Cookies by Cool Moms Cool Tips

Chinese New Year Tangrams by My Craftily Ever After

Mason Jar Lanterns by Mod Podge Rocks

Lucky Red Envelope Printable by Home and Away

Year of the Dog Activities and Crafts for Lunar New Year

Puppy Pudding Cups by Cutefetti

Handprint Dog Craft by Fun Handprint Art

Puppy Ears Card by Skip to My Lou

Shape Puppies by My Mommy Style

Printable Dog Masks by Itsy Bitsy Fun

Dog House Shape Game by Life Over C’s

Towel Puppies by Mad in Crafts

Spring Dog by Mess for Less

Paper Bag Dog Craft by the Inspiration Edit

Cardboard Tube Dogs by Crafts by Amanda

Dog Themed Coloring Pages by Easy Peasy and Fun

Pom Pom Puppy Craft  by Molly Moo



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