February 6, 2013

Miniature Chinese New Year Celebrations...Josie Style!

On Sunday afternoon, Josie and I spent some time transforming one her little houses into a Chinese New Year celebration for Kai-lan.  You can find a tutorial for making these lanterns here on my blog.  I just cut the paper a bit smaller than usual.  
 Thank you for sharing the CNY miniature blog post, Lee.  We loved making the Chinese take-out food containers.

In case you're wondering, the miniature chopsticks are toothpicks cut to size.

We also decided to make a special snake out of an empty egg carton container.

Anytime paint is involved, it's a good craft in Josie's world.

Once the paint finally dried, my hot glue gun put our colorful "Year of the Snake" together.

 
Although Josie missed her special Chinese Language School festival on Saturday, our crafting time was more fun (and honestly a lot less stressful).

Happy Year of the Snake!

21 comments:

vivian said...

Im so glad Josie is feeling better and was able to have her own little afternoon to enjoy cny activities! did you order chinese food too? I would have had too!
have a great day!
xoxo

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love that toothy grin!! She looks like she is getting back to her old self!
So many fun projects in this post. Yeah for stress free crafting.
The lanterns, and CNY house are so sweet and the rainbow snake turned out perfect. Those takeout boxes are adorable, such tiny folds.

Margaret said...

I bet what you did with her at home that day was more meaningful than a roomfull of people. That's what my Caitlin would say! Maggie

ImagiMeri said...

She's so stinkin' cute and I love her egg carton dragon.

Girlfriend what time do you get up in the mornings.......my goodness you're an early bird. I can never remember whether it's a two or three hour difference, and when that all changes, cause we never have to do that.

Hugs,
Meri

Lynne said...

Egg Snake is such a cute idea . . . Josie did great painting for the snake.
Happy to see her "no teeth in the front on top" smile!
Stay well Josie . . .

Perfectly Printed said...

Your little dollhouse is just too cute!! Who wouldn't love to craft in their PJ's or sweats? You are right! Way more relaxing!! Loving the snake too!

chris

Pam said...

I adore her missing toothed smile! The egg carton snake is too cute. And when was the last time I ever thought a snake was cute - never!

Nellie said...

What fun! Love that snake! How cute she is with her two front teeth missing! xo Nellie

Joanna B said...

That snake is just too cute! I will have to try that with M.

vintage grey said...

So glad she is feeling better and you were able to do some sweet crafts! Adorable decorations and I love her snake!! xo Heather

Cheryl G. said...

That Miss Josie is such a doll!
I'm so glad she feels well enough to make some adorable treasures!
So cute!

Patti said...

Happy times for you and Josie! I love her snake!!! My kinderkids would like to make one, I'm sure!

Patti said...

Happy times for you and Josie! I love her snake!!! My kinderkids would like to make one, I'm sure!

Patti said...

Happy times for you and Josie! I love her snake!!! My kinderkids would like to make one, I'm sure!

Astrid said...

Don't you just love what you can do with egg cartons! Cute snake:) and I love how Josie decorated Kai Lan's house for CNY. I just posted a snake craft I did with my son using a paper plate.
http://fabandthrifty-something.blogspot.ca/2013/02/year-of-snake-chinese-new-year-craft.html

VintageBettys said...

Josie looks like she is having a great time! The dollhouse looks festive and the little decorations are too cute! What a cool snake :)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Such great crafting memories Josie will have....nothing better than art projects and kids!

GardenofDaisies said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun celebrating CNY your own way. Doll house decorating and snake making sound like the perfect way for a little girl to spend an afternoon. Hope she is feeling better now.

Corey Moortgat said...

So adorable! How fun that your girls enjoy decorating and playing with the dollhouses with you! I'm glad Josie's feeling better. And by the way, I don't think I've seen photos of her with her hair down before- so pretty!

Donna said...

How cute is that?! Love all of your tiny details, from the chop sticks to the paper lanterns! Josie is really growing up fast!

donna said...

Looks like Josie had a lot of fun. I just love your doll houses.
Hugs
donna