New year, new luck forecast, new CNY decorations. Instead of heading out into the chaos of crowded malls to hunt for your auspicious Chinese New Year decorations to spruce up your home, why not try making them on your own, or better yet, with your kids?
After all, what better way to get into the spirit of a family reunion than making your own décor? This is a brilliant way to save money as well as squeeze in some family bonding time with the kids. Children love to cut, stick and tear up paper, and their CNY decorations can become conversation topics when relatives and friends come to visit. (This helps to build ownership in the things they do, and can also help small children speak with more confidence, especially with non-family members.)
To get your imagination going, we’ve scoured the internet for some of our favourite DIY pieces that you can make at home with your kids. Scroll down to the gallery to see what they are: