Every Chinese New Year ends with a beautiful display of lanterns at the Lantern Festival. Your children can make their own colourful Chinese lantern craft for your Chinese New Year display.
The 15th and final day of Chinese New Year celebrations is the Lantern Festival. Traditionally families hung lanterns around their haouses and children walked to the temple carrying paper lanterns. Now it is the town centres which are decorated and there may be carnivals and processions often with extremely elaborate lanterns in many wonderful shapes. We have lots of ideas for making your own lantern below.
This Chinese lantern craft is quick and easy to do, but a string of them hung across a room looks bright and pretty and perfect for a Chinese New Year or Lantern Festival display.
This pretty craft is simple for the kids to do, but will take pride of place wherever it is displayed!
This mini Chinese Lantern Chain is very quick and easy for kids to make, and as you can see from our photo, it looks absolutely spectacular!
This paper cup lantern is a variation on the more traditional cut paper lantern made for Chinese New Year, and we think it is really stunning!