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Craft Idea for the Year of Horse

The Chinese new year of Horse will fall in two-week time, that is, Jan. 31. It will last till lasts to Feb. 18, 2015. Horse is well loved by children. To celebrate this particular year, in addition to the other traditional craft activities, I would like to share with you some of ideas I came across. 1. Happy of the Year Horse Coloring Page from activityvillage.co.uk This is an easy and fun activity for young children. The finished copy can be used as a nice happy-new-year takeaway. You can find the printout here. 2. Little Pony Craft from learncreatelove.com Here you can find several characters in little pony. Very cute craft ideas for girls. 3. Dala Horse Craft from activityvillage.co.uk What you need: Red felt Template (below) Toy stuffing Ribbon Needle and thread 3D fabric pens The template can be found here. 4. Hobby Horse Bookmark from activityvillage.co.uk This craft is very easy, but quite cute. What you need: raft foam Coloured lolly (popsicle) stick Embroidery thread or wool Wiggle eyes Glue Template 5. Horse Puppet from topmarks.co.uk What you need: A3 light brown card brown felt dark brown fabric textured paper PVA glue scissors sellotape brown felt-tip pen 30cm thin dowel You can find the template here and the instruction...

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Chinese new year crafts for children

The Chinese new year is based on both the lunar and solar movement. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days a month. However, in order to be compatible with solar movement, Chinese calendar has one additional month every several years. It is similar to adding one extra day in leap year in solar calendar. This is why Chinese spring festival do not fall in the solar calendar, usually about one month later. The Chinese calendar divides the years in groups of 12 and each year is names after an animal. It is believed that people born in a certain share same traits. The 12 animals are RAT, OX, TIGER, RABBIT, DRAGON, SNAKE, HORSE, SHEEP, MONKEY, ROOSTER, DOG and PIG. This year is the year of RAT! To celebrate the Spring Festival, I collected some crafts for the kids to taste a bit of the festival atmosphere. Plum Blossoms Paper Lanterns Red Envelopes Clay Pot Rat Chinese New Year Dragon China Red and Yellow...

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