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 .
Your child may also be interested in the story of the Chinese Zodiac it is great fun.
I do hope you have found these Chinese money crafts interesting.
Do have a look at this post if you are looking for more fun ways to give money