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Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year) with these fun craft ideas!

Chinese New Year Gift - Lucky Bamboo

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Give the gift of good luck this Chinese New Year with our beautiful potted Lucky Bamboo. Lucky Bamboo is frequently used in fengshui, and in Chinese tradition it is associated with health, resilience, abundance and a happy home.
  • Step 1 Use the red terracotta marker to colour a band around the top and bottom of your pot.
  • Step 2 Use a pencil to sketch the symbol for ‘Luck’ onto the front of the pot. Trace the pencil in PVA glue and cover in gold glitter. Shake off any excess glitter and allow to dry.
  • Step 3 Use a glue gun to carefully glue pieces of the bamboo offcuts together into 3 long pieces. Once assembled, paint your bamboo green and allow to dry.
  • Step 4 Cut several thin bamboo leaf shapes out of the green cover paper and crease down the length of the middle. Make a small fold at the bottom of the leaves and attach to the bamboo sticks using double sided tape.
  • Step 5 Cut a circle of Cover Paper to fit in the bottom of your pot to block the hole. Fill 2/3 of the pot with sand and stick the bamboo into the sand so it is standing up. Once positioned how you wish, carefully fill the top third of the pot with coral sand (in and around the bamboo) to hold it in place.
  • Step 6 To finish your Lucky Bamboo, cut a length of ribbon and create a hanging handle by tying onto either side of the pot through the holes provided.

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue
Optional
Product Code: 10364 250ml
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
36 or more $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)          
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CleverPatch Glue Gun
Optional
Product Code: 11208 Low Melt
EACH $14.29 (inc GST) $12.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)          
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CleverPatch Glue Gun Glue Sticks - Clear
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Product Code: 11209 Pack of 12
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 15148 145g Shaker Tub
EACH $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 15325 Each
EACH $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST)
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Bamboo Offcuts
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Product Code: 15336 1kg Pack
EACH $21.99 (inc GST) $19.99 (ex GST)
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CleverPatch Ceramic & Terracotta Markers
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Product Code: 15478 Pack of 8 colours
EACH $43.99 (inc GST) $39.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $32.99 (inc GST) $29.99 (ex GST)          
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CleverPatch Double Sided Tape
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Product Code: 16495 9 Metres
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Product Code: 16880 75ml
EACH $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
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Coral Sand
Optional
Product Code: 17823 500g Pack
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
3 or more $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST)          
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