Family Craft Day engages children with Chinese New Year crafts – Indiana Daily Student


A child twisted red, orange and yellow felt together in her hands to make a goldfish. At the next table, another child laughed and dropped globs of pink paint on a page to form a branch of cherry blossoms.

These activities were a part of Family Craft Day in honor of Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. The event, which took place Sunday in the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, involved crafts such as felt goldfish, cherry blossom paintings, Chinese calligraphy banners and rooster noisemakers.

A child speckled her rooster with purple, pink and green at one table. Her mother Jaee Likhit said she attended the event with her children and husband because they wanted an engaging indoor activity.

“We can’t really do anything outside these days, and our younger one is very interested in doing crafts and hands-on…



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