Staying safe around Chinese New Year will involve staying cozy inside your home while fireworks explode outside for two weeks (or so I have heard). Arts and crafts are the best way to entertain your kids while you enjoy some time relaxing with the family. Here is a roundup of the most clean arts and crafts we could find ( remembered that ayi also left for vacation).
If you’re looking for an activity that is easy for small kids to follow and also allows for reflection on the importance of Chinese culture, click here.
As we enter the year of the rooster I foresee lots of egg eating. Thus, we need a way to reuse egg cartons. The best way to do so, can be found here
Paper bags are always a fun prop for arts and crafts. Guess what – you can turn them into a home too! Find out how here
What better way of escaping the polluted, firework-smoke infused air by decorating your home with some great crafts made by your little roosters. Find out more here
Maybe you do want to take the kids outside. If they are anything like my toddler, they will pick up all the leaves that have fallen of the trees. Find out what to do with all that nature here
We might encounter some rain so how could I not add some arts and crafts for rainy days?
And of course, a craft for when you don’t want to pollute the house with funny-looking kids art.
Pauline van Hasselt has been working for beijingkids since October 2016. Born in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, she moved with her husband and her 3 year-old daughter to Beijing in June of this year. Prior she lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, Paraguay, Texas, and London, studying and working as a chef. Pauline enjoys biking around Beijing, finding markets and new restaurants, reading crime and fantasy books in bed, and most importantly, turning her house into a home for her family.