Chinese New Year is almost here, which means it’s time to get decorating! If you don’t want to squeeze through the crowds of Chinatown or just want to get some hands-on bonding time with the family, how about DIY-ing your own decorations this year?
After all, CNY is all about celebrations and reunions, and there’s no better way to have an enjoyable time together than to get crafting. Children love to get hands-on with their fun: cut, stick and tear up paper, and their hard work can become conversation topics when relatives and friends come to visit. (This helps to build ownership in the things they do, and can also help small children speak with more confidence, especially with non-family members).
To get your imagination going, we’ve scoured the internet for some of our favourite DIY pieces that you can make at home with your kids. From staple pieces to Year of the Tiger specials, these craft decoration ideas are simple enough for the kids and look good enough to display in your home. They also don’t require too many materials. As long as you have angbaos, scissors, and some glue, you’re good to go! Scroll down to the gallery to see what they are: