Year of the Dog craft and game

Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Craft & Game

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!

Year of the Dog craft and game

Here’s how to make the puppy paper bag puppet. You will need:

Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Craft & Game

  • Lunch sized paper bag
  • 1 piece each of brown, white, black and pink construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Print out my template here to cut out the pieces for the dog puppet: PuppyPuppetTemplate

For the game, you will need:

  • candy
  • chopsticks

1. Cut out the shapes and glue into place.

Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Craft & Game

2. Cut a small hole in the bag to “feed the puppy”

Chinese New Year puppy paper bag puppet and game

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?

Paper Bag Puppets Dog for year of the Dog

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]

p.s. Related posts:

Chinese New Year Books INSTEAD of Tiki Tiki Tembo

24 Wonderful Chinese Folk Tales for Kids

15 Wonderful Chinese New Year Picture Books

Chinese New Year Crafts

12 Books to Explore China

Asian New Year Crafts and Books

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Soooo cute! I may try this as a craft and game after one of my readings! Thank you!!!

  2. This is so adorable, Mia–love it!! I will have to try it out! Thank you1

  3. This DIY is so cute. Just love it
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  4. 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.

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