January 26, 2010

CNY Lanterns

Last year, Emma and I recycled glass jars and made these Chinese New Year lanterns. See this previous post for directions.




I've been thinking that since it's the year of the Tiger, we might need to get creative and make a few tiger lanterns. I've got loads of orange and black tissue paper left over from Halloween and a refrigerator that needs to be cleaned again. I'll have to let you know how it goes after this weekend. In the mean time, here a few ideas that I found online that can be printed off and colored. Completely toddler friendly...woo hoo!

Kiddyhouse CNY Lantern

CNY Lion Dance Printable

8 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, I love, love, love these lanterns. Thanks so much for sharing. And you might like Kim's post about paper tiger lanterns here: http://4crazykings.blogspot.com/2010/01/asian-new-year-craft-tiger-lanterns.html

Tammy said...

Thanks for the tip! I look forward to celebrating this year.

Missed you, too!
Tammy

thatgirlblogs said...

I love the lantern festival ;)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Like always.. you are AMAZING..
i wish I had half of you creativity...
hugs..
have a great week..

Shanna said...

I like this! Thanks for the links :)

redmaryjanes said...

Love them! Fabulous!

PandaMom said...

These are so great!!! Can you believe how ironic it is that CNY is on Valentine's Day this yea? Can't wait to see what you come up with!! ; )

Karin said...

Those are SO COOL! I love them! as usual, I am inspired when I see what you've done. :)