We made this awesome Chinese lantern craft with our Mommy and Me group. You can find them at craft stores like JoAnn’s and Michael’s. They actually light up too! All you need is 2 batteries. It looks so cool in the dark.
The kids took turns painting their lanterns with a sponge stick. We just used Crayola kid’s paint because it is a good texture and more importantly, it’s WASHABLE! After my son’s dried, I used a permanent marker to color in Chinese symbols using a stencil that I already owned.
See all our Chinese New Year Crafts here!