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Chinese Characters Printable

Free printable Chinese characters craft for kids.  Printable of Chinese characters - symbols that can be traced on clear red plastic notebook dividers - Great activity to Chinese New Year crafts for kids
Use these Chinese Characters Printable pages for an easy Chinese New Year Craft where children can either cut out the printable characters and decorate with gold paint or trace the characters on red plastic sheets for a more advanced craft. This post includes printables for eight different Chinese Characters; Faith, Hope, Love, Friendship, Luck, Courage, Peace and Wisdom.
Printable Chinese Characters - Chinese New Year Craft from Activities For Kids
MATERIALS:
  • Printouts for Faith, Hope, Love, Friendship or Luck, Courage, Peace, Wisdom Four characters print per page.
  • Printer paper – for this example, I used red paper.
  • Gold glitter glue
  • Scissors
  • Yarn, cord or ribbon
  • Hole punch
  • Black permanent marker
  • Plastic binder sheets – I purchased a pack of 8 from the Dollar Tree and only used the red sheet.
  • Pony beads – optional
Printable Chinese Characters - Chinese New Year Craft from Activities For Kids
INSTRUCTIONS:

For an easier craft:

  1. Select the Chinese Characters that you would like to print:
    Faith, Hope, Love, Friendship or Luck, Courage, Peace, Wisdom and print on red printer paper.
  2. Use gold glitter glue, trace the Chinese characters and allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Cut out the four circles.
  4. Parent or Teacher, with an exacto knife, place a small slit near the top and the bottom of each circle.
  5. Thread gold ribbon through the slits as shown.
Printable Chinese Characters - Chinese New Year Craft from Activities For Kids
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Select the Chinese Characters that you would like to print:
    Faith, Hope, Love, Friendship or Luck, Courage, Peace, Wisdom
  2. Place the printed copy behind the divider sheet and trace the four circles on to the plastic sheet. *Tip: I found it was a little easier to trace a more solid circle such as a small bowl rather than using the paper circle.
  3. Cut the plastic circle out and punch a hole near the top.
  4. Place the printed Chinese character sheet behind the plastic sheet and using the black marker, trace the Chinese character onto the red plastic. If there are any smudges or mistakes, simply wipe the plastic with a little rubbing alcohol
  5. I used a double piece of red yarn (about 24″ long) folded in half, fed the folded edge through the punched hole and then threaded the loose ends through the loop.
  6. Add a few pony beads to the yarn for decoration if you like.
  7. Tape the yarn to the window or hang from a rod to use as a suncatcher.
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About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for About.com and current editor for AboutOrlando.com. I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.

5 comments

  1. I cannot get the printables. It sends me a page not found message.

  2. Sorry about that – should be corrected now.

  3. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading
    it, you are a great author. I will make sure to bookmark your blog and may come back sometime soon. I want to encourage
    yourself to continue your great posts, have a nice afternoon!

  4. thank you I’m sure my kids are going to enjoy this. Looks like fun

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