Chinese New Year crafts 2015 for kids to make

Chinese New Year crafts 2015 for kids to make

Chinese New Year kiddy crafty

 

Its Chinese New Year tomorrow, tonight at midnight people will celebrate the end of the year of the horse and welcome in the year of the Goat. Its a big festival that will span 40 days. 

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Your little ones might be celebrating where you are or they might be celebrating in school. Here are a few ideas i found that i think they would love to to make.

Goat Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon Goat

See full instructions here.

Chinese drum

instructions at gift of curiosity.

Chinese Lanterns

full instructions at planet forward.

Chinese Dragon

full instructions here.

 

Kids crafts trends 2015

Seen it is the New Year and everything, what do you think will be the new crafting trends of 2015? Is there a way of bringing them into kids crafts? Why shouldnt kids be able to be bang on trend with the new trends of the year.

Here is a great article i found today, im really liking foxes, previous history of an owl obsession! I think my little one might grow up not too happy with the amount of owlage in her room!

Lovely article sourced from Indiecrafts

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craft trends

Christmas is almost here and 2015 is just around the corner! Pretty soon we’ll be making new years resolutions, Either towards your life or towards your crafting. I wanted to showcase some of the things I think will be trendy in the craft industry in 2015.

1. Foxes. I’m betting that foxes and other woodland creatures will still be going strong next year. I for one, still love a good fox or owl craft and I think we’ll still be seeing handmade items with a fox doodle, or hedgehog scrapbook paper.

2. Calligraphy. I’ve been seeing more and more calligraphy and hand writing inspiration in my pinterest feed and I think it’s a hobby that more people will be taking up or purchasing more typographic art.

3. Feathers and Flowers.  Feathers have been trendy for a while now, but I don’t think they’re growing old anytime soon. I also think wildflower fabrics and art will be making an appearance in the upcoming Spring season.

4. Recycled/Restyled Projects. I love a restyle project and I know a lot of other people do as well. Turning vintage flea market finds into a personalized piece of furniture is all the rage!

5. Simple Patterns. Chevrons, Herringbone, Scallops, Hearts and Stars as well as any other simple patterns are becoming quite popular. They’re not only easy to doodle (even if you’re not very good a drawing) but they’re also great for tone on tone patterned papers and fabrics that give you print without being overwhelming.

Kids craft New Year resolutions

So its a New Year and a new start, what New Year resolutions have you got? exercise more, eat more healthy?

How about your kids though? shouldn’t they have more New Year fun goals for 2015?

One of my resolutions is to be more organised this year… hopefully lasting longer than February this time! so i would love to be able to schedule some structured time for my little one to do more crafting if its either 10 mins a day or a one off hour when we have more time at the weekend.

I would love if you could pass on any ideas that you have? What quick, easy crafts would be good for the week or what longer crafts are good for trying at the weekend?

As probably anything in life, i have lovely images in my head that rarely come out like that in real life but thats the fun part though isnt it? Nothing beats hearing your little one laughing even if your covered in paint at the time and all you have to show for it is half a footprint off centered on a page!