Chinese Money Crafts for Chinese new Year

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Chinese money crafts

Chinese Money Crafts

Are you looking for Chinese money crafts to celebrate the New year? Chinese New Year begins on Feb 3rd this year. It will be the year of the rabbit.

Giving gifts of money is traditional at Chinese New Year and it is often placed in little red envelopes as red is a lucky colour in China

Simply paint a white envelope and leave to dry (this will definitely be your child preferred option) or fold a little pocket envelope out of red paper.  Basically fold your paper in half and fold down the sides then make another fold from the top. You now have a pocket and once you pop a little money in (I’m thinking a choc coin or a couple of 2ps) you can sellotape it shut.

Now comes the fun bit – Chinese writing! We used yellow paint and wrote boy and girl on ours. Well I wrote it and my little girl painted over the top. These spell out boy and girl but you could write anything. Just pop your search into Google .


Chinese money crafts


Further reading

Your child may also be interested in the story of the Chinese Zodiac it is great fun. They also might like to take a look at this array of Chinese new year crafts at the fabulous Red ted Art

I do hope you have found these Chinese money crafts interesting.

Have a look here for another post from me where I show you how to make a Chinese lantern to celebrate Chinese new year and unusual ways to attract wealth into your home

Do have a look at this post if you are looking for more fun ways to give money




  1. Naomi
    January 25, 2011 / 7:09 am

    That is so cute. What a lovely idea to celebrate Chinese New Year and really easy and cheap to do. I think I would be more tempted to use red paper that paint and I think chocolate coins would go down well in my house.

  2. Sarah
    January 26, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    Lovely idea. I knew I should have saved the leftover Christmas chocolate coins instead of eating them! 🙂

  3. Sian mummytips
    January 30, 2011 / 10:07 am

    What a lovely idea.

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