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Chinese New Year Lights

Chinese New Year crafts for kids. This craft also includes a pattern for six Chinese words that children can trace on to a clear cup. Place the cup over a battery operated candle to give the soft glow of a real candle.
Chinese New Year crafts for kids. This craft also includes a pattern for six Chinese Symbols that children can trace on to a clear cup to make Chinese New Year Lights. Place the cup over a battery operated candle to give the soft glow of a real candle.
MATERIALS:
  • Clear solo 9oz cup
  • Black permanent marker
  • Scraps of red tissue paper
  • Craft glue
  • Tape
  • Paint brush
  • Gold garland (Christmas garland)
  • Battery operated candle
  • Chinese Symbols Pattern – printout includes Faith, Hope, Love, Friendship, Luck, courage, Peace and Wisdom
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Cut apart the 8 Chinese symbols or characters and tape the one you would like to use inside of the clear cup.
  2. Use the black marker to trace the Chinese charactor on the outside of the cup and allow a few minutes for it to dry. If a mistake is made, wipe the cup clean with a little rubbing alcohol.
  3. Once you are satisfied with the Chinese character that you have drawn, remove the paper and tape from inside the cup.
  4. Place a small amount of craft glue on a small plate and add a few drops of water to slightly dilute the glue.
  5. Brush the inside of the cup with the glue and attach the scraps of red tissue paper.
  6. Take a small amount of the gold garland (about 2″) and curl it into a circle. Glue the garland to the bottom of the cup as shown.
  7. Once dry place the cup, rim side down over a small battery operated candle.
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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.
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