chinese crafts for kids

As Chinese New Year is approaching, I have been thinking of Chinese crafts for kids that I could try with my 2 year old, Mr R. We decided to start with fans as they are so easy yet look really effective.

I selected lots of different coloured sugar paper and we folded them into concertinas by folding one piece, the folding it back on itself, then folding another – until the whole paper has been folded. If your child is going to paint on the fan it can be easier to do this before hand, and Mr R enjoyed experimenting with painting within the fold lines and the slight dips that had been created even once the sheet was flattened out again. More