Chinese New Year Craft Bookmark

Jan 11, 2023 | DIY Crafts, DIY Holiday Crafts, DIY Projects

Make a Chinese New Year bookmark to get into the festive mood! Chinese paper cutting, a traditional folk art, served as the inspiration for this simple project. To bring prosperity into your life, string a few lucky Chinese coins together.

If you haven’t already heard, 2020 will be referred to as “The Year of the Rat” during Chinese New Year. The rat is the first animal in the twelve-year Chinese zodiac cycle and represents: spirit, wit, vigor, sensitivity, flexibility, and alertness

We should get into the happy soul by getting shrewd and making a Chinese New Year bookmark recognizing the time of the rodent.

This simple Chinese New Year create project was enlivened by the conventional society specialty of Chinese Paper Cutting. To bring prosperity into your life, place a string of Chinese lucky coins in your pocket.

To accelerate this specialty task, or make it reasonable for a children Chinese New Year create project, you can discard the paper cutting step and decorate the bookmark with shimmering stickers or sparkle all things considered.


Bookmark the Chinese New Year With a Paper cutting Craft Project

Chinese new year craft bookmark

You will need:

  • Pink A4 card (printer friendly)
  • Red glitter paper
  • Chinese coin charms (handful)
  • 50cm red cord
  • Red thread
  • Art knife
  • Cutting board
  • Double sided tape
  • Ruler
  • Craft scissors
  • Needle
  • Hole punch



  • Use a new, sharp blade when cutting out the silhouette line art. Also, cut slowly, small sections at a time to avoid over-cutting.




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