Chinese New Year’s Kids Crafts – Year of the Horse

Happy Chinese New Year!

Today marks the beginning of Chinese New Year and it happens to be the year of the horse. This 2-week long holiday celebrates time spent with family and the relinquishment of work stresses.

What perfect timing then to engage the kids with fun and creative Chinese New Year’s crafts! We’ve compiled our favorite Chinese New Year themed crafts below that promises fun for both you and your kids.


Horse Cut-Out

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Easy to do and fun to decorate with!


Chinese Lanterns

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Keep the kids busy with this decorative project.


Chinese Drums

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Children love playing with these even more than the time spent making them.


Blossom Tree Painting

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Finger painting gets a Chinese New Year’s makeover.


Horse Costume

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For the kids that like to play dress-up (so… essentially, all of them), this horse costume made of cardboard is a guaranteed good time!


DIY Sock Stick Horses

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These DIY stick horses will last well beyond Chinese New Year!