Since the Chinese New Year typically occurs at the end of January, I thought having a similarly themed craft for the month would be a nice touch. The idea and directions for this craft can be found on Red Ted Art. There’s even a printable sheet with pre-drawn dragon heads and tails! How wonderfully easy is that? 🙂
– construction paper
– popsicle sticks
– glue sticks
This craft is best geared towards preschoolers, though even our lower elementary kids had a great time making their dragons. 🙂 Little ones still developing their hand-eye skills may need help with gluing and cutting. In fact, if you’re going to have a large crowd of younger children, I’d recommend pre-cutting all the dragon heads and tails ahead of time.
All in all, our kiddos had a great time! Next year, we might expand this activity by including a Chinese New Year Story Time and a snack. If you’re looking for a fun a simple craft, I’d highly recommend this one.