What you’ll need:
Chinese New Year patterns
Tissue paper
8″ x 11″ construction paper
Glue Markers

Background:
Celebrate Chinese New Year by making these nifty note cards featuring the appropriate animal of the year. Discuss with your child the significance of animals to the Chinese calendar system.

What to do:
1. Copy one of the patterns on the following pages on tissue paper and cut out.

2. Fold the construction paper in half crosswise, then in half again lengthwise to form a card.

3. Write a caption on the front of the card. The animal will be the surprise inside. Example: HAPPY NEW YEAR. . . or IT’S THE YEAR OF THE. . .

4. Glue down part of the tissue animal along its edges inside the card. Stuff with tissue paper scraps, then finish gluing.