Chinese New Year

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

Year of the Ox Fan

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with your own Year of the Ox Fan!

  • Step 1Decorate your fan using paint or markers. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2Download and print the Ox design template provided. We recommend printing on cover paper as this provides the best surface for decorating. Decorate your Ox design using paint or markers. Allow to dry. You can add some sparkle with glitter by painting glue and sprinkling glitter on top. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Cut out your template. Adult supervision is recommended when using scissors.
  • Step 4Cut a 10cm length of gold yarn for the handle of the tassel and place down the length of your index finger. Grab more yarn and wrap around all of your fingers. The more you wrap around your fingers, the thicker your tassel will be. Once you are happy with the thickness, grab the handle and hold the two ends together. Carefully pull the yarn from your hand.
  • Step 5Tie the ends of the handle together in a tight double knot to secure the yarn. Ensure that the knot is firm to avoid losing any sections of yarn. Gather the yarn so that the loops are together at the bottom, at the opposite end from your knot. Cut through the middle of these loops to form the bottom of the tassel.
  • Step 6Cut another piece of yarn to wrap around the tassel and tie a knot 1cm from the top to create the bulb of the tassel. Trim any excess yarn.
  • Step 7Tape your tassel to the bottom of your fan.
  • Step 8Glue the Ox design to the fan near the bottom, just covering where the tassel is attached.
  • Step 9To create a hole for hanging, place a small piece of tape on the front and back of the fan at the top and punch a hole through the tape. The tape will ensure the hole is secure to thread your yarn through.
  • Step 10Cut a length of yarn and thread it through the hole you just created. Tie the ends together to create a hanger. Your Year of the Ox Fan is now ready to display!

Materials used in this activity

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CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
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Paper Fan
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CleverPatch Cover Paper - White - A4 - Pack of 250
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CleverPatch Triangular Coloured Markers - Pack of 10
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