Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Chinese New Year Calendar Craft ~Bostik Challenge

The year has flown by and I have been part of the Bostik Bloggers for a whole year. My crafting partner Little M and I have really enjoyed the craft boxes that arrive each month and creating crafts that are set to a particular theme each month. The craft boxes always work a month ahead of the themes so In November we created Christmas crafts ready for the month of December. We made Christmas crown tea light Holders.
Now we have approached December, we are creating Chinese New year crafts for the upcoming Chinese New Year in Jan. Our craft box had some craft items themed around the Chinese New Year.

Little M was a little confused about this as at the moment she is seeing everything Christmas related however we chatted about different cultures and their celebrations and she was happy to craft with me.We chose to make Chinese New Year Calendar so she could take it home for her mum and dad as a gift.

To make the calendar you will need:

1 sheet A5 Glittery Card
1 2018 paper calendar.
1 red pipe cleaner to make hanging hook.
A New Year message written in Chinese (We found this on google and printed it)
Bostik Glue
Bostik Glue dots
Whole punch
Chinese print designs, ours were in the box but you can down load them and print from google

How to make:

1. Using the ruler measure and mark the centre of the card, Next mark two dots one each side of centre about 1.5 inches away.
2. Using a hole punch punch a hole on the mark.(This is where we will thread pipe cleaners to make hanging hook.)
3. Thread the pipe cleaner and wrap the end on its self through one hole, make a loop and thread the other end through the second hole and wrap around it self to secure.

4. Cut out the Chinese new year greeting and stick it on the top end of card under the pipe cleaner loop.
5. Glue the calendar underneath the greeting.
6.Cut out the Chinese designs and stick on either side of the card to decorate.

This craft is suitable for young children although, adult supervision may be required for using scissors.
If you like this project check the link below for more art and craft projects, that you can do with your children.

Kids Arts and Craft Videos
Kids Arts and Crafts Projects

Being part of the Bostik 2017 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.


  1. What a fantastic idea to craft your own calendar for the new year. Loving the glittery card too!

  2. I hope you had fun creating yoru calendars. I must say I've never done anything with the kids to celebrate Chinese New Year but it is nice to explore other cultures with them. Mich x

  3. Interesting idea! nice and handy creation calendars, I never done tried making like this one, I was thinking to create mine some other time. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!

  4. What a fab idea! I've not heard of glue dots before but they look super easy to use.

  5. That's so cute. I love the idea of learning about other cultures - my children always make something for Chinese New Year at nursery too, I must try to bring it into our creative activities at home.

  6. This is a lovely craft, I didn't see your Christmas one which I will check out later but loving this chinese new year one too

  7. Love this! It reminds me of making calendars in primary school. Very creative and fun.

  8. That was a cute craft! If I am not mistaken, I think the Chinese or Lunar New Year for 2018 falls on the 16th of February. It would be fun to watch our local Chinatown festivities. My kids love watching the dragon dance. :)

  9. This calendar is cute and easy to make. I am sure this project was a lot of fun. It is always interesting to read about other cultures!

  10. This is such a lovely idea - I love the idea of a Chinese New Year calendar. Kaz

  11. Aww what a lovely craft idea! I do love glue dots, they are such a fantastic tool to have!

  12. This is such a sweet idea and it looks really easy to make too! x

  13. Oh I love this! What a fab craft idea! We love to make calendars, they are so much fun and lovely to hang up and look at!

  14. Not only the calendar looks lovely, but it's quite easy and simple to make it. Really lovely craft work!

  15. This is such a fab idea, a wonderful craft you can do with your kids.

  16. Nice idea, it would be great to do this with my nieces - they always enjoy DIY crafts and stuff like this. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love anything crafty and I love stationery so these are definitely up my street! Such a good idea

  18. I think it is a fabulous idea to create your own calendar! It means you have something unique and that you really like. You could even co-ordinate it to go with your decor


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