Chinese New Year

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

Year of the Pig-gy Bank

Celebrate 2019 Year of the Pig with your very own prosperous piggy bank! This pig is sure to bring you luck and good wealth throughout the year!
  • Step 1Give your pig a coat of red paint and allow to dry.
  • Step 2Use PVA glue to add a touch of glitter to your pigs inner ears and hoofs. Allow to dry.
  • For less glitter wastage, use a scrap piece of paper folded in half to catch the glitter falling off your pig while decorating. This will make it easy to tip the glitter back into the container ready to reuse!
  • Step 3Use a pencil to draw the Chinese symbol "Fu" onto the side of your pig. This is one of the most famous Chinese characters widely used for decorations and is the ultimate good luck character in the Chinese language. Trace over the pencil with PVA glue and sprinkle gold glitter on top. Shake off any excess and allow to dry then repeat on the other side of the pig.
  • Step 4Use black paint to give your pig a cute face. Allow to dry and your piggy bank is now ready to celebrate the New Year!

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
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Papier Mache Piggy Bank
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