Chinese New Year Dragon Fan Craft For Kids!

Here’s a Chinese New Year dragon fan craft and Celebration Song for kids!

This bright and festive Chinese New Year craft activity is a ton of fun for preschool and kindergarten children to make.

And, it is just perfect for a Chinese New Year or Holiday-theme unit at home or in the classroom!

The Dancing Dragon written by Marcia K. Vaughan, is a wonderful book to read to children about the Chinese New Year.

And, there are so many great activities to go along with the book, like this Chinese New Year dragon fan craft and Celebration Song for children.

While the kids are making their Chinese New Year dragon fan craft, play Celebrate a Holiday Song for kids in the background.


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Celebrate a Holiday Song for kids is a nice complement to this super fun kids Chinese New Year craft activity.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make a Chinese New Year dragon fan craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Craft items you will need:

  • Yellow and red construction paper
  • Buttons, pompoms, glitter and feathers
  • Feathers
  • Glue and scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • 2 BBQ skewers
  • Markers

Craft instructions:

Have the children draw and cut out a dragon’s head and tail from yellow construction paper.

Next, using glue, have the children decorate the dragon’s head and tail with glitter, button, pompoms and feathers.

When ready, have the children fold a piece of red paper in half, length-wise, and cut it along the seam.

After that, have the children make an accordion fold with each red strip and then glue the strips together.

Once done, have the children glue the dragon’s head on one end of the red strip and the dragon’s tail on the other end.

Lastly, have the children tape a BBQ skewer to the back of the fan, at each end.

And, voila! The children have now made a Chinese New Year dragon fan craft!  

What a simple and colorful Chinese New Year craft activity for preschool and kindergarten children. 

Just perfect for a Chinese New Year lesson plan!

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