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Today's Sharing Saturday is all about China and the Chinese New Year! The Chinese New Year/Spring Festival usually begins on the second full moon after the winter solstice (January 23rd, this year) and ends 15 days later with the Lantern Festival. Schools close and work is cancelled for the first week and festive, red decorations celebrate good luck and happiness for the new year! Wonderful parades, firecrackers, and family parties are everywhere! How can you celebrate with your family? Here's a few ideas!
We are starting the Year of the Dragon! Miya Maeda at Jellyfish Jelly shares this awesome Dragon Puppet Craft...as well instructions for an awesome looking red Chinese lantern! Check them out at http://www.jellyfishjelly.com/?p=2615!
The dragon is passionate, proud, fiery, smart, strong, artistic, generous, and loyal...even if he might be a little tactless and brash.
http://www.thejoysofhomeeducating.com/2012/01/diy-chinese-new-year-crafts-tutorial.html she shows how to make firecrackers, felt fortune cookies (complete with a treat inside!), and paper lanterns!
Wow! It's a little more than normal, but Chinese New Year is so much fun!! Are you celebrating? If so, I'd love to know how! I hope these give you some great ideas! If I featured you, feel free to grab an "I Was Featured!" button from the sidebar!