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Learn about Chinese culture, celebrations, and traditional symbolic writing then include characters and images in an original paper lantern decoration.
Explore the Chinese lunar calendar and its associated animal (2002, horse; 2003, sheep; 2004, monkey; 2005, rooster). Discover how and when the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival is celebrated by Chinese people around the world.
Find out how to make a few Chinese characters that symbolize words that are meaningful to you. There are more than 47,000 symbols in the language, so use a Chinese speaker, dictionary, or Web site to help you.
Cover your work surface with newspaper. Paint a Chinese animal figure (perhaps the current year or the one of your birth) on a large rectangular sheet of white drawing paper using Crayola® Washable Tempera and Paint Brushes.
Paint Chinese characters around the figure. Make characters using different brush angles and pressures. Dry overnight.
Fold the painting in half, lengthwise. On the folded edge, and perpendicular to the fold, cut evenly spaced slits in the painting with Crayola® Scissors. The cuts should end approximately 2 inches (5 cm) before the edge of the paper.
Unfold your painting. Using Crayola® Glue Sticks, glue one of the short sides to the other, creating a cylinder. Spread the slits at the fold, creating a lantern effect.
Attach a handle to your lantern, using a strip of paper and glue stick.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
What do you know about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the countr
Build an imaginative fortress, castle, or chateau using Crayola® Model Magic®.
Invite students to get presidential with Crayola Model Magic® finger puppets! Then practice questioning skills with pres
Join in the Moomba fun! Parade down St. Kilda Street in Melbourne, Australia, with trams decorated for the celebration.
Bring on the bagpipes! Gather the clan! Students create an original tartan plaid, and craft a kilt or scarf with the fab
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
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