The girl’s teachers had asked me to do a special Chinese New Year storytime with the children next Monday. Since it is our tradition to distribute some lucky envelopes (angpaos) to the children, we need some simple cards (instead of $) to insert into the red packets. So, this was what I made with the girl a few days ago – some Cherry Blossoms cards.
Paint – Red, Brown and Yellow
cotton swabs – 3x
1. Dip one cotton swab into the brown paint and create a branch for the cherry blossoms.
2. Dip one cotton swab into the red paint and dot on the branch to create the flowers.
3.Then do the same for the yellow paint. Just make some (not all) yellow dot on the red flowers.
4.As a finishing touch, add a “春” at the corner to make it look more like a CNY card.
Here’s the end product.
The girl did almost everything, including writing the Chinese character. On the back side of the card, she wrote “Happy Lunar New Year! Love, Girl“. I think this is very simple craft and most young children can do it with a little help & supervision from the parents.
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See our other Chinese New Year craft here!