This coming Chinese New Year falls on the 28th January 2017 and is the year of the fire rooster. To celebrate, we decided to make use of our leftover papier mache animals from Baker Ross.
This craft will take approximately an hour to make which is great quality family time to involve the children. To make this Papier Mache Fire Rooster, you will need:
- Papier mache animals
- Tissue paper
- Googly eyes
- PVA glue
- Mix the PVA glue with a bit of water – the consistency has to be slightly thick but not runny. Try to add a bit of water each time.
- Coat the tissue paper with the mixture and stick the paper onto the rooster until it is covered.
- Once dried, stick the googly eyes and feathers.
This is a long progress but we all enjoyed sticking it. It takes a while to dry on the animal but once it dries, it looks brilliant and this can be displayed on the window sill for a long time.
In case you didn’t know, here’s a little history to the Chinese zodiac. There are the 12 animals according to a 12-year cycle, in the order that they come:
Rat – 鼠
Ox – 牛
Tiger – 虎
Rabbit – 兔
Dragon – 龍
Snake – 蛇
Horse – 馬
Goat – 羊
Monkey – 猴
Rooster – 雞
Dog – 狗
Pig – 豬
The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029. There are five types of rooster: wood, fire, earth, gold and water. This coming year is the year of the Fire Rooster. So what is your Chinese zodiac? Will you be celebrating Chinese New Year like us? We will be having friends over for a steamboat meal which I am so looking forward to!