This Saturday marks the start to Chinese New Year, and we’ve found a fun craft for kids to celebrate in the prettiest way possible.

Using these easy instructions at Handmade Charlotte, and just a few materials you probably have in your craft bin already, you can DIY Chinese New Year paper lanterns in any color combination you like, whether you choose traditional red and gold to symbolize good fortune, or your kids’ favorite colors.

Related: How to make tea eggs with kids for Chinese New Year

We love how easy this craft is for kids, although if you want the paper lanterns to look as ornate as hers, you’ll have to spend some extra time decorating the paper, or grab a set of stencils like she uses.

Or, using just a stamp or a marker, simply add some designs and patterns all your own, and before you know it, you’ll be filling your home with the colorful promise of a new year and a fresh start.

Pardon me while I go make 1,000 paper lanterns, because something tells me I’m going to need a lot of good fortune this year.

Get inspired and easy how-to instructions for Chinese New Year paper lanterns at Handmade Charlotte.

 

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