Showing posts with label new year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new year. Show all posts

Pineapple Process Art

 This pineapple painting project is perfect for little ones. It takes only a moment of set up and it creates such a cute art project! Kids are going to be so proud of their efforts and want to display this project on the fridge door gallery!

Harper and I love to get creative together. We are always crafting, painting or baking something. 
You might remember we made this adorable apple process art with a cork.  Well, we ran across the cork again and decided that it was so fun to paint with it, that we would give it another go. We came up with this cute pineapple art. We love it because it can work for a summer day project, or pull this out around the new year to bring good luck to your space.


Paper Plate

Yellow and Green Paint

A Cork

Copy Paper

Pour a quarter size drop of several shades of yellow and a shade of green onto a paper plate.

Offer your child the cork and encourage the child to stamp a pineapple shape with the yellow paints.

When the pineapple is shaped encourage the child to form the stem of the pineapple with green paint.

                                                             Allow the art to dry then display.

This is a fun project for summertime, but I also love to make these with the kids in anticipation of new year since the pineapple symbolizes a warm welcome, celebration and hospitality.

You can find more process art ideas here

Basket of fruit process art

Cork and button tree art

If you want to learn more about why process art is important for kids this is a great resource from Messy Little Monster

10+ Crafts for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is coming up on January 25th, and these fun crafts are perfect for creating with the kids to celebrate in style!

We love Chinese New Year because it happens in the winter, and it gives us something to celebrate and learn about at a pretty dull time of the year for us. My husband is down because I will naturally make something awesome for dinner like egg rolls or peanut butter chicken over fried rice.

This list has something for everyone; literally! From the cute and easy paper fortune cookie to a stunning mason jar lantern; there is something for every skill level in this collection! I can't wait to hear which is your favorite craft!

Mason Jar Lanterns by Mod Podge Rocks
Chinese New Year Tangrams by My Craftily Ever After
Paper Plate Chinese Lanterns by In the Playroom
Rooster Craft by Crafts n Coffee
Egg Carton Dragons by Happiness is Homemade
Homemade Chinese Gong by Kid World Citizen
Chinese Take Out Box Craft by Create Craft Love
Chinese New Year Shakers by In the Playroom
Chinese Dragon Puppets by Crafts n Coffee
Paper Fortune Cookies by Mad in Crafts

If you have a fun idea for Chinese New Year, I hope you will leave a comment to share it!

You might also like this paper fortune cookie craft.

15+ Chinese New Year Books for Kids

Chinese New Year is right around the corner, and this is such a fun opportunity to to explore another culture and add some excitement to the winter, which can seem so monotonous after Christmas has passed. This year, I found 15 awesome books to share with my kids to help them learn more about Chinese New Year.

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Ruby's Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year for Kids
Ringing in the New Year
Dancing Dragon: A Lift the Flap Book
My First Chinese New Year
Chinese Zodiac Animals
Happy Happy Chinese New Year
A New Year's Reunion 
Celebrating Chinese New Year
The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale
Lanterns and Firecrackers
Curious George's Dragon Dance
Po Po's Lucky New Year
Peppa's Chinese New Year
Emma's Chinese American New Year
Home for Chinese New Year
It's Chinese New Year!

I found a few fun craft ideas for the occasion too!

 You might want to make these Chinese New Year Dragons by Happiness is Homemade.

These paper fortune cookies are so easy to make too!

If you have any favorite traditions or activities for kids for Chinese New Year I hope you will leave a comment or share a photo with me on facebook!