We had lots of fun making dragons and swishy wands for our Chinese New Year Parade around the school hallways. Every year all the primary students love the noisy, boisterous parade, with crashing tambourines and drums.
We made masks. First we coloured the dragons and then cut them out and stuck them on a paper plate. After that we glued on brightly coloured strips of construction paper. We needed lots of glue to make them stick. Then we put a cardboard strip across the back as a handle, this was stapled on with adult help.
I got the template for the dragons in this post from Animal Jr and CraftJr
Some good ideas for Chinese New Year ideas can also be found at Activity Village