12 Lunar New Year Patterns
By Patty Cox
REQUIRES ADULT SUPERVISION FOR USE OF DRILL
When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project,
it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always
use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!
mini hand drill
Americana® acrylic paints
x 2” cotter pins - 3 per tag
- e beads
- crimp beads
- needle nose
- Black marker
- fine tip
Kids Choicetm Brushes Assorted - flat, round and liner
1. Using mini hand drill, drill three small
holes through tag bottom.
2. Paint one side of wood tag in selected color. Let dry.
Paint other side and let dry.
3. Choose lunar new year pattern and transfer on tagby laying
graphite paper between pattern and tag. Go over with a pencil
to transfer pattern. Paint design selected colors. Outline
with black fine tip marker. Add the Chinese characters that
go with the design using black marker. Paint your name or
initials according to alphabet.
4. Wind Chime Fringe: Cut 7” length nylon filament.
Thread a crimp bead on nylon filament. Loop nylon through
a hole in wood tag, then back through crimp bead. Squeeze
crimp bead in pliers to flatten, close to tag.
5. Thread beads on nylon filament ending with a crimp bead.
Add add a cotter pin on nylon, loop nylon end back through
crimp bead. Crimp bead. Thread nylon end back through several
beads. Repeat for each wind chime.
6. Add a hanging loop at wind chime top: Cut 7” length
nylon filament. Thread a crimp bead on nylon filament. Loop
nylon through a hole in wood tag, then back through crimp
bead. Crimp bead close to tag.
Thread one or more beads on nylon filament ending with a crimp
bead. Loop nylon end back through crimp bead. Crimp bead,
leaving a nylon loop at top for hanging.
7. Optional: Hang several tags together forming a family tree
Note: for younger children use thread and tie knots instead
of using crimp bead to attach beads.
Tags, mini hand drill, Pacon® nylon filament; Royal®
Kids Choicetm brushes and graphite paper
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