This year in 2021, the start of Chinese New Year will mark the beginning of the Year of the Ox.
I’ve gathered some awesome Chinese New Year craft ideas that are perfect for ushering in the lunar new year.
Whether you want ox crafts, Chinese New Year decorations, or some lucky red envelopes, you’ll find what you are looking for below.
Note: You’ll find more kid-friendly Chinese New Year activities on my Chinese New Year Activities for Kids page.
The ox is the second animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. A child born in the Year of the Ox is considered lucky and promising. These ox crafts are perfect for welcoming in the Year of the Ox.
Ox bookmark corner from Red Ted Art
Ox headband from Artsy Craftsy Mom
Ox craft from Artsy Craftsy Mom
Adapt this yak to create a handprint ox craft from Red Ted Art
Adapt this yak to create a paper roll ox from Red Ted Art
Year of the ox greeting card prompt from Red Ted Art
Chinese New Year Decorations
Chinese families decorate their homes for the New Year. Many decorations feature the colors red and yellow. Common decorations include lanterns, dragons, and signs with specific characters.
Chinese New Year banners from Chalk Academy
Simple jam jar Chinese paper lantern craft from Blissful Domestication
Paper plate dragon from Kiddy Charts
Cheese Chinese lanterns from Danya Banya
Chinese dragon paper plate craft from Crafts On Sea
Easy dragon puppet from Crafts by Bria
Chinese lantern suncatcher from The Gingerbread House
Lucky Red Envelopes
Every Chinese child looks forward to receiving their hong bao, or lucky red envelope. Older relatives give children red envelopes stuffed with money to celebrate the holiday.
DIY lucky red envelopes from Thrifty Jinxy
Lucky red envelope printable from Chalk Academy
Red envelope craft from Danya Banya
More Chinese New Year resources
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