January 8, 2009

Chopstick Frame – CNY craft

Oriental Trading Company has a chopstick frame kit that you can order, but most of the supplies can be found easily at home.

Supplies needed for this project include:
• Wooden chopsticks
• Ribbon
• Chinese letter patterns or other printable patterns (see link for great CNY prints)
• Paper for printing
• Computer printer
• Glue
• Markers, crayons or colored pencils
• Scissors

I saved our unused chopsticks that came with a recent order of take-out food, but I also found that Party City also had a whole package of decorative chopsticks with their CNY decorations.

Step 1. Go to the following website:

Select one of the printables (you can even select whether you want it to print in color or in black and white).

Step 2. Print off your printable and trim the edges with scissors.

Step 3. Color your printable with markers, crayons or colored pencils, if you selected black and white printing. I always print in black and white because I enjoy seeing how Emma chooses to color her drawings. But for a faster craft, you could select the color option.

Step 4. Glue your chopsticks to the edge of your printable to form a frame.

Step 5. Allow to dry and then take your ribbon and fold over to make a loop and glue to the back of the frame.

Happy crafting! Let me know if you are doing any of these CNY crafts. I'd love to link back to your blog to show off your creations.


Unknown said...

You are so crafty! And looks like your kids are, too. I love checking in on you to see what you create.

Shanna said...

That is very cool . Did I tell you that we did the last craft?? Ours didn't turn out as well as your, but it was still fun and we had a blast doing it. We even had several of the neighborhood kids in on it!
We will give this one a go tomorrow. Since we have already decided to skip church and all. Shame, shame.

Unknown said...

This is a very cool project MOM! the frame is my favorite part! Cool ideas

The Young's said...

Another GREAT idea!!! I'm SUCH a slacker...we haven't done one crafty thing since our advent trees! ***sigh*** Oh well...I can save all your ideas and HOPE I'll do them one day! !:) I LOVE Josie's little crayon bag. it's so awesome!!! Very practical!!!

hope you have a great weekend!
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog, but my daughters and I are loving these crafts! Thank you so much for posting them. I'm thinking of using them for a school party as well. :^)

Susan said...

These are sooooo cool! You never cease to amaze me with you ideas. I know you guys are going to have a very special Chinese New Year! Maybe next year we can join you at Forest Hills celebration.

Susan & Roger