Chinese Lanterns Workshop:
A New New Yorkers Workshop to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us this Sunday, February 14, by making a Chinese paper lantern together. Easy to make and a lot of fun!
Did you know that throughout time, the Chinese have used lanterns* not only as light sources or simple paper decorations but to symbolize vitality, social status, and good luck?

*Originally, in the past, Chinese lanterns were used to protect the flame from the win. The first Chinese lanterns were invented in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD) and were used as lamps and for Buddha worship. Lanterns became well known to the ordinary people, especially at festival times.

Platform: Zoom
Instructor: Guido Garaycochea

Lanterns Materials:
– Construction or other heavy colored paper (red is a traditional color for Chinese New Year)
– Scissors
– A ruler
– A pencil
– A stapler
– Glue, glitter, stickers, markers, paint, sequins, and other things to decorate your lantern. (these materials are optional)

This workshop is free, but registration is required. Send an email to ggaraycochea@queensmuseum.org.

 

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