Chinese New Year Shaker

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By In The Playroom

If you’re looking for simple and fun Chinese New Year crafts for kids, this Chinese New Year Shaker is made from paper plates and is lots of fun for kids to decorate to celebrate Chinese New Year.

This year Chinese New Year starts on February 8th, and will be the Year of the Monkey.

This DIY Chinese New Year Shaker craft for kids is a fun way to celebrate and learn about CNY festivities

Materials for the Chinese New Year Shaker

  • Popsicle stick
  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Crushed pasta or rice
  • Confetti & Other Embellishments
  • Red Craft Paint
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Scissors

supplies for chinese new year shaker craft


Start by cutting the paper plates to remove the outer edge. You should be left with just the inner circle.
Paint each plate red, allow to dry.

making a chinese new year shaker from paper plates

Once the plates are dry, place them on top of each other paint sides out. Staple around the edges leaving
a space at the bottom.

Pour the crushed pasta or rice into the shaker. Staple the whole closed.

Put a dot of glue on the tip of the popsicle stick, slide the popsicle stick in between two of the staples.

Easy and fun Paper plate chinese new year shaker craft for kids to make.
Firmly press down and reinforce the hold by putting a staple through the shaker into the popsicle stick.

Add confetti, sequins , glitter glue and other fun colorful embellishments. Allow to dry.

chinese new year shaker craft for kids

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And check out these ideas from the Chinese New Year blog hop:

the gingerbread house shared a cute Chinese New Year paper plate monkey
KiddyCharts shared these wonderful Dragon colouring pages
Peakle Pie shared a striking Red Monkey Mask
Witty Hoots shared these colourful Chinese New Year Lucky Fish
Kidz Activities shared this awesome Monkey Paper Bag Puppet
Creative World of Varya shared this adorable Year of the Monkey Door Hanger
Mama Smiles shared some favourite Monkey Picture Books
Play & Learn Everyday shared these festive Chinese New Year Mini Lanterns
Simple Fun for Kids shared a great game with Chinese New Year I Spy Game

Make sure to follow our Chinese New Year board on Pinterest for even more

Follow Anna – In The Playroom’s board Chinese New Year on Pinterest.

And don’t forget to pin this idea for later

Easy and fun Paper plate chinese new year shaker craft for kids to make.

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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