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Chinese New Year

Explore 64 recipes, 5 projects, 4 articles, 16 videos, and more

Delightful Decoupage Dragon Lanterns

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How to Make Tassels for Hanging Lanterns

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Chinese New Year Envelope Place Setting

Steps:3
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Paper Dragon

Steps:8
The dragon -- the only supernatural creature in the Asian zodiac -- epitomizes strength, endurance, virility, and brilliance. It's also the ultimate good-luck symbol. Create a small-scale version of the traditional Chinese paper dragon with decorative paper and chopsticks.
Materials
  • Dragon template
  • Bristol board
  • Scissors
  • Construction or origami paper
  • Pinking shears or Fiskars "Wave" decorative edgers
  • Glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Sponge brush
  • Chopsticks
  • Hole punch
  • Brass paper fasteners
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Chinese Dragon Lantern

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Decorating, Tissue paper
Chinese paper lanterns are often made to resemble butterflies, birds, dragonflies, and other animals, and are used for weddings, celebrations, and decoration. Ring in the fiery new year with this festive how-to.
Materials
  • Dragon template: head
  • Drago template: tail and scale
  • Tissue paper (black, red, and gold)
  • Masking tape
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Lanterns
  • Elmer’s white glue
  • Water
  • Foam brush
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks (optional)
  • String
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Edge-Punched Napkin Ring

Steps:4
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New Year's Dumplings

Ingredients
  • 1 small head Napa cabbage (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/3 pound garlic chives, trimmed and minced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, plus more for sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine, or sake
  • 2 tablespoons peeled and minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, plus more for dusting
  • 40 round dumpling or gyoza skins
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil, plus more if needed
  • 2 1/4 cups water
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Stir-Fried Noodles with Eggplant and Basil

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces lo mein noodles
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon light-brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound Japanese or other small eggplant, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 5 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, torn, for serving
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Martha Liao's Peking Duck

Other Ideas:
Chinese, Main course, Whole duck
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