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