Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chinese New Year Crafts and Parade

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

This is what they turned out like. It was enjoyable choosing which colours to add.

 We put them up on the bulletin board until we needed them for the parade.

 We also made some Dragons with cut out heads and tails stuck on an acordian body and two straws for the children to hold and manipulate the puppet.
Some good ideas for Chinese New Year ideas can also be found at  Activity Village

 Then we had the parade with all the other primary classes. Lots of smiles. We made wands out of construction paper rolled up tightly and stapled strips of crepe paper to the end for a swirly wand to wave and we walked.


  1. This is just wonderful Pam! Absolutely made my day! I shared a link on the Woo! Jr. Facebook page, your ideas are fabulous!

  2. Thanks Wendy, your site inspires others that is for sure.


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