Need a craft to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018, The Year of the Dog? I made a cute puppy paper bag puppet that is also a game. Feed the puppy candies using chopsticks!
Here’s how to make the puppy paper bag puppet. You will need:
- Lunch sized paper bag
- 1 piece each of brown, white, black and pink construction paper
Print out my template here to cut out the pieces for the dog puppet: PuppyPuppetTemplate
For the game, you will need:
1. Cut out the shapes and glue into place.
2. Cut a small hole in the bag to “feed the puppy”
3. Play the game by feeding the puppy using chopsticks. Practice using chopsticks to pick up the candy and insert through the hole. How many pieces can you feed the puppy without dropping one?
A Dog with Nice Ears Featuring Charlie and Lola by Lauren Child
There’s sometimes a hurdle to get parents to agree to getting a dog. Charlie and Lola are in this situation but Lola thinks that a trip to the pet store, as promised, will result in a new puppy. She has specific requirements for the dog which seem difficult to fulfill but when she returns from the store, she’s found the perfect pet. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
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9 thoughts on “Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Craft & Game”
Soooo cute! I may try this as a craft and game after one of my readings! Thank you!!!
This is so adorable, Mia–love it!! I will have to try it out! Thank you1
Thanks Maria! It was fun to create.
This DIY is so cute. Just love it
Thanks so much Sapana. I had fun making it.
Fun idea to learn even just for learning to use chopsticks. Found you on the MMBH hop. Hope you’ll come share this at my Love to Learn hop tomorrow.
Thanks so much for the heads up on Love to Learn Hop. I’ll try to subscribe so I can participate.
Thanks so much for the heads up!