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.
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Use Crayola® Model Magic to create a miniature winter scene inside a plastic cup.
Send a postcard from space to show what you know about the other planets.
Study voting rights then create a "Wanted" poster focusing on a famous suffragist.
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