Chinese New Year: Welcoming the Year of the Dragon

It's time to start preparations for Chinese New Year. And by that, I mean crafts! On February 10, we say goodbye to the Year of the Rabbit and enter the Year of the Dragon. I've designed a fun dragon project that features the gorgeous Folk Art Treasure Gold. Affiliate link here and below. 

Chinese New Year craft: Happy Year of the Dragon!

Happy Year of the Dragon!



Orient your paper so it is horizontal. Using Treasure Gold, paint a head just left of the center of the paper. Dragons aren't real, so you can't get it wrong! Add a long neck and horns. 

While the paint is drying, cut out features for your dragon. Again, dragons aren't real, so there is no right or wrong. I used red cardstock to cut out a pair of bushy eyebrows and spikes for the dragon's head and neck. I cut a pair of eyes and a mouth from white cardstock, then used the Sharpie to color in the black parts. 

When the paint is completely dry, use the Sharpie to outline the dragon. Add a nose and scales. 

Glue the cardstock features to the paper, add any extra details (like the whiskers), and then write your message on the right. 

Chinese New Year craft: Happy Year of the Dragon!

If you're seeing this after 2024, you can still make this project. While you wouldn't see the other zodiac animals in every year's celebration, dragons are special. Just change the message to Happy New Year! 

1 comment:

  1. Ha. That makes one project for CNY 2024 for you and zero for me.


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