Here I have a Chinese New Year 2017 simple rooster craft for kids. It’s a great paper craft that can be made in minutes and used as a gorgeous decoration for this exciting time of year.
Many of you would already know, I’m always keen to get my children involved in the excitement of various cultural events and celebrations and Chinese New Year is one we all look forward to. This year is the year of the rooster (or chicken), which you can read more about here.
Of course it got me thinking of rooster crafts and this little gem came to mind. It’s a paper craft and super adorable. Of course children doing it will be able to create a rooster with it’s own unique features.
Recommended age: 2 years +
(Strict and active supervision is required at all times)
To make this Chinese New Year 2017 simple rooster craft for kids you will need –
- Coloured paper (yellow, white, black and red)
- White paper party fan decoration
- Sticky tape
Using the above materials, cut out the pieces featured above. You will need to create –
- 3 x red hearts
- 2 round white circles
- 2 round small black circles
- 1 x red tear shape
- 1 x yellow triangle
Simply construct your rooster by opening up the large white paper fan and adding your paper pieces. As I mentioned, your child will be able to give it’s rooster it’s own personality. The black pupils of the eyes might be positioned differently and whites of the eyes set further apart.
This would be a great classroom Chinese New Year craft to make with kids.
Aside from it being a fabulous rooster decoration for Chinese New Year, your child might like to create it to use as a mask. Possum (aged 5 years) loved walking around the house pretending to be a rooster, which was really quite hilarious.
How do you like to celebrate Chinese New Year?
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