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Arts & Crafts: Holidays > Chinese New Year

Dragon Mask added 2-21-99 Original Author Unknown

Need: Heavy Construction paper, markers, crayons, streamers, and a tongue 

Directions: Pre-cut the shape of a dragon's head (out of med-heavy construction paper). Make eye holes. The Chinese dragon is so colorful. Allow the kids decorate the face with markers, crayons, etc. Staple streamers to the bottom. Glue the face to a tongue depressor for the kids to use as a handle. The  children then become dragons!


Parade added 1-24-00 Original Author Unknown

Need: Cardboard box, paint, paper, blanket

Directions: Put on a Chinese New Year parade. Make a dragon costume. The head can be made from a cardboard box, with eyes and teeth drawn or painted on, and paper fringe glued on.  Have one person carry the head in the parade, the rest of the children are the body, and dance around shouting Gung Hay Fat Choy. The body can be made from a blanket or long piece of cloth, maybe red or decorated with paper scales.



 

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