China Crafts

Studying China and Chinese culture? We have suggestions for some China-inspired crafts that can be done easily with the kids.

China Flag Fuse Bead Pattern

China Flag Fuse Bead Pattern

You'll need lots of red beads to make our China flag fuse bead pattern.  It would make a nice project for Chinese New Year.

Chinese Bowl Craft

Chinese Bowl Craft

Have a go at this papier mache Chinese bowl craft for kids, at Chinese New Year or any time. It's perfect for displaying oranges or gold chocolate coins!

Chinese Drum Craft

Chinese Drum Craft

A popular old-fashioned noise-making toy, the Chinese drum (rattle) is twisted in the hand so that the beads bounce of it and make a noise. With practise you can get a good rhythm going!

Chinese Fan Craft

Chinese Fan Craft

This cute Chinese fan makes a good craft for a China theme or perhaps during the summer.

Chinese Fortune Sticks

Chinese Fortune Sticks

When I was young, growing up in Hong Kong, the sight (and sound) of Chinese fortune sticks like these being used at temples was very familiar and exciting to me.

Chinese Paper Cut Craft

Chinese Paper Cut Craft

Chinese Paper Cuts have been a traditional form of decoration in China at Chinese New Year and all year round for thousands of years. Why not have a go with the kids?

Chinese Paper Cuts

Chinese Paper Cuts

The art of Chinese paper cutting has been prized for many thousands of years. Paper cuts are used for decoration, given as gifts, and are regarded as lucky.

Chinese Slat Book

Chinese Slat Book

The slat book was the first kind of Chinese book, make from slats of wood or bamboo and cord.

Make A Ping Pong Bat And Net

Make A Ping Pong Bat And Net

China introduced table tennis, or ping pong, to the world, and has always excelled at this fun sport. You can make your own "toy" ping pong bat craft.

Origami Fan

Origami Fan

Here is a cute little origami fan to fold for dolls, teddy bears, or just for decoration. And of course you can make it with a bigger piece of paper so that you can use it yourself.

Willow Pattern Plate Craft

Willow Pattern Plate Craft

Willow pattern is actually English in origin, designed by a man called Thomas Minton in the late 18th Century, although it was based on traditional Chinese one colour pottery.

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Chinese New Year Crafts
Chinese New Year Crafts