Today we have found 10 dog crafts to celebrate the Chinese new year 2018! Chinese New Year is a fun celebration which is observed by people all around the world. The dates for Chinese New Year differ each year as it is based on the lunar calendar but this year it falls on Friday 16th February.
The Chinese Zodiac runs on a cycle of 12 years with each year having its own animal, 2018 is the Year of the Dog! Strengths of people born in the year of the dog are courage, loyalty, and responsibility. To help children learn about the Chinese New Year and have fun with the year of the dog we have found these 10 dog crafts to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018!
Read more about the Chinese New Year here.
10 Dog Crafts To Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018!
1. Dog Bookmark
This has to be one of the cutest dog corner bookmarks around! Red Ted Art provides a helpful video tutorial as well as step-by-step instructions which makes creating this origami bookmark a breeze.
2. Paper Plate Dog
This paper plate dog is the perfect craft activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Click here to get the full tutorial.
3. Creative Coloring Page
Such a fun creative coloring page! Kids can get really creative here using different colors to complete this free printable.
4. Paper Mache Dog
Paper mache is so messy but so much fun! The Bark has great step-by-step directions to recreate this paper mache dog.
5. Footprint Puppy
Children will love turning their footprint into a cute puppy. Click here to view the full tutorial.
6. Toilet Roll Dog Puppet
Save some toilet rolls (or cardboard rolls) to make this adorable dog puppet. All of the information found here.
7. Pom Pom Dog
This cute little guy is easy to make and certain to be loved. Who wouldn’t want their own pom pom dog? Follow this link to find out more.
8. Paper Spring Dog
Many childhoods were spent making paper springs. Take this craft to the next level and turn it into a dog for the Chinese New Year. Follow this link to find out more.
9. Stuffed Dog Pattern
With a little help, a beginner sewer can complete one of these adorable stuffed dogs. Click here to find out more.
10. Beaded Dog
If you have a child who loves beading then this beading craft is going to be a sure win! Get all of the instructions by clicking here.