January 9, 2012

A few CNY Dragon crafts...

Did you have a good weekend? It certainly went by too fast at our house, but I did manage to spend a few good hours in my craft room on Saturday as well as a quick trip to my favorite antique store (future post in store). While Emma was busy with homework, Josie and I experimented with a couple of dragon crafts from the Nick Jr. website for Chinese New Year.

The first craft is a dragon ribbon streamer. Instructions and a template can be found here.

His tail blends in with our CNY tree, but it's a long red ribbon and we glued yellow pom poms onto the ribbon. This second dragon can also be found on the Nick Jr website. We also added special pom poms and sequins to this dragon.

This dragon would make a wonderful
table centerpiece!

Be sure to save your egg cartons.
More dragon crafts coming!

Happy Monday! Happy Crafting!
Happy Year of the Dragon!


vivian said...

what a lucky little Josie to have been adopted by you! YOu are all so blessed to have each other.
I love the dragon crafts.. Im thinking maybe I should needle felt a little dragon now! I just might have to do that before I do the valentine kangaroo thats bouncing around in my head! lol!
have a great week my friend.
(I'm starting mine out with a cold I think.. but I got a great laugh from my friend Jenny matlocks blog this morning.. you might get a good giggle out it too. (shes on my side bar if you want to read it.)
happy Monday! only 5 days til the weekend!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Such beautiful and friendly looking dragons. Those are great ideas and links. Thank you for them, Josie did a great job. The photos are lovely in front of your CNY tree with the sun shining through. Have a great day!

Courtney said...

These are great crafts, I may have to look at doing them with my class. Looks like you girls had fun. I agree, the weekend went too fast. Have a great week.

Lee said...

Just so cute-the dragons and Josie! You were busy this weekend. The tree looks wonderful!
I hope to see your lovely mother today...
Thanks for sharing!

Joanna B said...

What a cute dragon! Mackenzie and I are going to do it this afternoon!

Cindy said...

Happy Monday, Kim--
Thanks for posting all the great ideas for CNY. Tori and I finally finished our decor and tree. I love it that cutie-patootie has her jammies on while crafting. That's when we get our greatest inspiration!

Looks like you had a great beginning to 2012. I hope that your father-in-law is doing okay. It was a blessing that all of you could spend some quality time during the holidays.

Thanks for sharing all your lovely photos of the girls, crafts, and decor. Oh how I wished we lived closer. Tori and Josie (and big sis),and you and I could really get some crafting on!

Much love,

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Looks like loads of fun :) Youre CNY tree is getting so full and festive. I completely understand why its so hard to take it down each year.

Pam Kessler said...

Very cute model you have there. You are such the fun Mom.

Cheryl G. said...

You are so creative! Love the post!
Josie looks so happy!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What cute ideas and I love your Chinese New Year tree...I think it might be my favorite. Josie looks adorable and the dragons - WOW!

DearHelenHartman said...

We have celebrated with CNY since my kids were little but never made a dragon! Another fun craft you've introduced us to, thanks.

Lynn said...

Hi Kim,
I agree with Vivian! Josie is a lucky little girl to have such a wonderful Mommie who spends quality time crafting with her and you guys are blessed to have such a sweet little girl! I will have to say that the match was made in HEAVEN wasn't it! My weekend was spent on pain meds sleeping the time away when I finally got relief enough to sleep, ice packs, and lots of soaks in a tub full of hot water as hot as I could stand it!! You have a wonderful week and I love seeing all the craft goodies you come up with!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She sure is a pretty young lady...such a sweet smile! I love all of the vibrant colors and can't wait to see what's next! ♥♥♥

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh to craft in that sweet sun room. And with dragons no less...I hope you are enjoying a much less hectic week. Josie your dragons are looking dazzling...smiles...Renee

Jodee said...

Those are fabulous crafts! It looks like Josie had sooo much fun helping with them!

Hope you have a great week!

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

Thanks for the ideas! I just pinned several other ideas on my Pinterest page!


I am going to add these if you don't mind. Can't wait to celebrate this year.