Japanese Festivals Crafts | Hinamatsuri Dolls | Tanabata Star Festival

Immerse your kids in the vibrant culture of Japan with our Japanese festivals crafts. At The Magic Crayons, we offer a range of fun and educational activities that celebrate traditional Japanese festivals. Our crafts are perfect for introducing kids to the customs and traditions of Japan. Our resources are suitable for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers and can be adapted for different age groups and skill levels. So why not explore the rich culture of Japan with your kids and visit The Magic Crayons today?

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  • To Make Hana Dolls

    Upturned paper cup wrapped in pink, blue or yellow paper.
    Wrap the lower third of each cup in string. Pictured is that cheap recycle plastic-string stuff that cardboard is tied with before it is put out as trash, so is readily available. I found it quicker to cut out the head decorations myself half a dozen at a time than reasonably expect children to cut them out precisely.

  • Exhibition

    Note in this picture that the dolls are displayed on milk cartons wrapped in red craft paper, then trimmed in origami paper. Be sure to collect the milk cartons you need well in advance. Tip: Ask the kitchen staff, and cleaning staff to collect milk cartons and toilet rolls for you throughout the year. These are the corner stone of many a craft and is eco too.

  • Doll Festival - March 3rd every year

    Hinamatsuri, also known as Girls' Day or the Doll Festival, is a traditional Japanese festival celebrated on March 3 every year during which families pray for the health and happiness of their young girls.

  • Craft Resources

    • Paper cups. Not plastic as glue doesn't adhere so well.
    • String: red, blue, pink.
    • Milk cart: 1 per dolls
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Origami paper
    • Craft paper: Yellow, blue, pink
    • Black marker pen

    Template Download: None

  • Colors

    Installing fonts that students can traec over will always be useful. In thei case for the text "I wish to be a _____".

    Two of the most common answers for Japanese boys are shown here: Ultraman and Masked Rider.

  • Craft Resources

    • Print 1x A template per student
    • Colored crayons or pencils
    • Scissors
    • A tree to hang them on that is easily accessable to all students and parents

    Template Download: Summer 2023

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