This dragon craft made of household recyclables is a great way to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster.
I never quite get ready for the first day of the new year, which is January 1.
I always have the impression that I am still chasing my tail in a fog of stupor.
Fortunately for me, Chinese New Year is celebrated by my family. Based on the lunar calendar, the first day of the Chinese New Year varies from year to year and can be observed in late January or early February.
On January 22 this year, the Year of the Rooster begins. A Dragon Dance is always part of the celebrations for Chinese New Year.
Visit Hello, Wonderful to find my tutorial on how to make a dancing dragon craft from recycled materials.
According to custom, a community experiences more good fortune the longer the dragon lives. Therefore, utilize all of the paper tins! Any other person appear to have a strangely enormous assortment of paper tubes stored in their art cabinet?!)
The dragon is shown in action in the video. He makes a real mess of the dance floor.