Chinese Lunar New Year Lantern Workshop 2018

This drop off workshop is suitable for kids ages 5 – 12

The Chinese Lunar New Year Lantern has been used for many centuries, since around 230 BC. During the Lantern Festival in China, celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar year, paper lanterns are displayed to honour the year’s first full moon. Children bring paper lanterns to temples and solve riddles on the lamps in this final ritual of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Workshop will consist of a short history of the Lunar New Year, followed by building a special lantern to celebrate the coming of the Year of the Dog. Kids will design their lanterns based on some basic paper techniques. Please pack a light snack and a reusable water bottle. All materials will be provided at this workshop.Cost $55.

Be warned, this may get messy, so be sure to dress children in clothes that can be stained permanently. Aprons and some shirts will be available to help protect little artists, but do remember paint can get on clothes and shoes.

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