Chinese Lantern Mobile Craft

Easy Chinese Lantern Mobile Craft for kids

Have the kids make a Chinese Lantern Mobile to set the scene for their own Chinese New Year celebrations.  2022 is the year of the tiger so have the kids make the  Tiger Hand Puppet as part of their study of the Chinese culture.


It is said that someone born under the Year of the Tiger is vigorous and ambitious, daring and courageous, enthusiastic and generous, self-confident with a sense of justice and a commitment to help others for the greater good. For fun, have the kids check and see what sign they were born under and how they fit into that description.’

  • Red Construction Paper
  • Two Yards of Gold Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  1. Fold a piece of red construction paper in half.
  2. Cut into the fold to make strips. Do not cut all the way through. Use photo as a reference. Open up. Roll in the opposite direction and glue.
  3. Cut a strip of paper for a hanger. Glue in place.
  4. Print two pages of the Chinese symbols provided. Cut out. You will need a total of eight circles.
  5. Cut four pieces of ribbon in varying lengths from 8″ to 12″.
  6. Glue two symbols together back to back with the end of a piece of ribbon sandwiched between. Repeat three times so you have four danglers for your mobile. Glue the danglers up inside the bottom of lantern.
  7. Decorate the lantern with additional pieces of gold ribbon.

May you have a prosperous and healthy new year.

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