Chinese New Year

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

Festive Hand Drum

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Welcome in the Chinese New Year with a festive hand drum. Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival which welcomes the new lunisolar year.

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  • Step 1Begin by giving your 2 paper plates a coat of red paint. Allow to dry. This will become the body of your drum.
  • Step 2Using the template provided, cut out the rooster and place it centred on the plate. Apply gold paint then remove the template to reveal your design. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3To add a touch of sparkle, use the glitter glue over the gold paint, for EXTRA sparkle sprinkle gold glitter over the top of the glitter glue. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Using the gold paint, paint both sides of your giant popstick. Allow to dry.
  • Step 5Cut two lengths of ribbon and tie each to a jingle bell.
  • Step 6Assemble the pieces of your drum using sticky tape to secure each piece.
  • Step 7Staple the rims of each plate together. You can now welcome the new year in to the beat of your own drum!

Materials used in this activity

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