Free Printable Chinese New Year Firecrackers

I’ve got some more Chinese New Year printables for you today! These are fun (and safe!) Chinese New Year Firecrackers that you can print and make at home to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this free printable Chinese Firecrackers set! They're fun to make and look awesome hung on the wall!

Chinese New Year Firecrackers

Gold RoosterI made a set of these firecrackers last year for the Year of the Monkey and I just love the way that they turned out. I left them hanging by my desk long after Chinese New Year was over!

Now quick disclaimer, they’re not explosive (of course), that would just be irresponsible of me… they are made simply with paper and wool. Firecrackers are commonly used to celebrate Chinese New Year

I’ve updated last year’s design to feature my little golden rooster, since it is the Year of the Rooster. I know that they may look like they’re tricky to put together, but honestly, they are so simple! There are several [updated] designs to choose from in the free printable download, so you can pick your favourite, or mix them up like I have done. I’ve supplied 2 sizes of printable – A4, and 8.5 x 11″.

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You can make your string of firecrackers any length you like. I used 20 on the firecracker tubes, and a 2m (6ft) length of wool, which I doubled over to form a loop at the top, which I stuck to the back of the octagonal piece. I added a tassel once I had finished the assembly of the string.

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Chinese Firecrackers

Crafting supplies you might need…

Amazon.com
» White Card
» White Paper
» Scissors
» Glue
» Double Sided Tape
» Red Wool
» Gold Wool
» Scotch Tape
Amazon.co.uk
» White Card
» White Paper
» Scissors
» Glue
» Double Sided Tape
» Red Wool
» Gold Wool
» Sellotape

 

Chinese Firecrackers Craft

Instructions

Print off the octagonal topper of your choice, and 20 individual firecracker tubes onto thick paper or thin card, then cut out.

For the firecrackers, roll around to form a tube, and seal with either some double sided sticky tape or glue. If you are using glue, you may want to use a paper clip to hold them in place as they dry.

Measure out 2m (6ft) of red wool and fold in half. Stick the looped end to the back of the octagonal piece with sellotape. Stick another octagon on the back to cover the stuck down wool, and leave enough of the loop so that you can hang up the string of firecrackers.

Chinese Firecrackers Craft

Cut 10 x 30cm (12″) lengths of red wool, and tie them to the long piece of wool at about 5cm (2″)  intervals. These are the pieces of wool which you’ll attach the firecracker tubes to. Even if you double knot them, you can still slide the pieces of wool up and down to place the firecrackers where you want when finished.

Attach one tube to one of the wool extensions with some sellotape, (I stuck them inside of the tube). Cut off any excess wool if you need to. Continue attaching the tubes to the wool extensions until you have used all of them up.

Chinese Firecrackers Craft

Chinese Firecrackers Craft

Chinese Firecrackers Craft

You can end the string of firecrackers here if you want, or you can continue to make a tassel. To do that, cut about 10 pieces of red wool, 30 cm (12″) in length. Holding them altogether, fold them over, and tie another piece of wool around the looped end to hold them all in place. Use that to then tie to the firecrackers. You can then wrap gold wool around the knot to hide it if you wish.

Chinese Firecrackers Craft

Chinese Firecrackers Craft

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