Colouring is an enjoyable and easy activity for my children to immerse in the Chinese festivities. So every year, I try and create new colouring sheets for all the different Chinese festival. This year, I created 8 different designs for the Mid-Autumn Festival, which involved a few adorable and pin-cheeked rabbits.
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Mid Autumn Colouring Worksheets
Mid Autumn isn’t complete without adorable bunnies, mooncakes and lanterns. So that’s what you will find in all 8 pages of the Mid Autumn colouring sheets. Complete with auspicious Mid Autumn Chinese greetings!
After colouring the worksheets in, my children wanted me to write down special Chinese and English greeting messages on the festival and give them out to their friends. 🥰
And inspired by the book “伊伊，中秋节快乐” we used some of the colouring sheets to make Chinese lantern, completing with a beautiful slow glimmering glow.
Read on for full details on how to make your own Mid-Autumn Festival lantern!
Make a simple Mid Autumn Festival Lanterns with your colouring sheets
We followed the step by step instructions on “伊伊，中秋节快乐”, a sweet and concise tale on the Mid-Autumn Festival, covering the major legend, the main celebrations and crafts one traditionally does on this day. If you are interested to find out more about our favourite Mid-Autumn reads, and easy crafts, check out our ultimate guide on the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Materials you need
- Colouring sheets (Download on the Mandarin Homeschool Freebie page. Link to sign up in right below)
- 2 pieces of coloured paper
- Tealights (We got this pretty flickering ones from Amazon)
- (Optional) Tape
How to make your Mid Autumn Lantern
Print out the colouring sheets you like. Colour the picture in.
Fold the paper lengthwise, with the picture facing outward.
Cut straight lines along the paper, allocating ½ inch space between each line. Make sure to leave space at the sides to allow for gluing later.
Get 1 piece of coloured paper. Fold a 1 inch strip and cut it out. This will be the handle for the lantern.
Roll the remaining piece of coloured paper up into a cylinder, making sure that this cylinder will fit around your coloured sheet.
Glue the ends of the coloured paper up. Use tape if necessary to hold it in place. (My children find it hard to align the paper and this helps.)
Place the cylinder on the second piece of coloured paper and trace the circle.
Draw a slightly bigger circle around it, and draw straight lines for cutting.
Cut along the straight lines. *Top tip: cut just slightly over the inner circle. This makes it easier to make the base.
Glue the outer rim of the base into the bottom of the cylinder.
Roll your coloured sheet around the cylinder and glue the ends up.
Glue the long strip of coloured paper at the top of the cylinder to create a handle.
Staple the handles.
Step 14 (optional)
Place two strips of sticky tape at the bottom of the base, to make it stronger to hold the tealight.
Let the glue dry and place your tealight candle in. Isn’t that pretty?