Making crafts is one of the best ways to teach children about culture. Did you know that the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most celebrated Chinese festival (after Chinese New Year)! I think its popularity has much to do with the yummy mooncakes and the adorable moon rabbit.
The following Mid-Autumn crafts are pretty and ridiculously easy to make at home with basic art and craft materials.
Basic Chinese Lantern
China Family Adventure shows you one of the easiest and stunning Chinese lantern you can make.
It really comes down to colour combination. You can’t go wrong with red and gold! In our case, we used red and yellow to make the colours pop.
Tissue Box Chinese Lantern
For children who likes origami, here is an easy version of an origami lantern they can do. Afterwards, you can draw, write or put stickers on it to decorate.
Adorable Rabbit Origami Decoration
Along with Chang E (lady on the moon in the Chinese Myth), there is a benevolent and kind Jade Rabbit. So make this amazingly adorable rabbit to bless your home with good fortune too.
You can download the printable template on the Mandarin Homeschool Freebie page.
Learn to draw the Jade Rabbit
Follow this simple, step by step video on how to draw the Jade Rabbit.
Cute Paper Mooncakes
What festive crafts will you be making this year?
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋节快乐 🎑