Dragon Boat Festival tumbler paper rice dumpling(Zongzi) craft

The tumbler toy is one of the children’s favorite toys. The Dragon Boat Festival is approaching, let us learn how to make a Dragon Boat Festival tumbler paper rice dumpling(Zongzi) craft.

Are you looking for creative ideas about Chinese paper crafts? Eat zongzi at the Dragon Boat Festival, so is it very exciting to make a handmade craft project of rice dumpling(Zongzi)? This work is suitable for children of all ages, and more suitable for children aged 3-4 to exercise their hands-on skills.

Children are curious and active when they are 3-4 years old. They start to be interested in hand tools and materials. Most of them are imitated and can be done in a certain order. At this time, we can play and do with the children in the tone of a game. For example, when grandma celebrates her birthday, use a pen to draw longevity noodles, tear the paper into long strips, use mud to make noodles, and cut them with scissors, etc. In this way, while playing and doing, it also initially exercises the child's thinking, and develops the flexibility and coordination of the small muscles of the hands.

Dragon Boat Festival tumbler paper rice dumpling(Zongzi) craft

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Degree of difficulty:☆☆☆

Age: all ages

Time-consuming:30 minutes

All you need:

  • paper
  • color pen
  • scissors
  • double-sided tape
  • clay
  • plastic bottle cap

Dragon Boat Festival tumbler paper rice dumpling(Zongzi) craft in 5 easy steps

1.Use a pen to draw the shape of the zongzi on a piece of white paper, and then color it, as shown in Figure 1.

2.Cut out the painted zongzi with scissors, as shown in Figure 2.

3.Fill the plastic bottle cap with a pile of clay, as shown in Figure 3.

4.Paste double-sided tape on the plastic bottle cap, and paste the cut paper dumplings on the bottle cap, as shown in Figure 4.

5.Finally, if you move the cap with your hand, the cap will swing from side to side, like a tumbler, very cute and interesting.


In life, we need to do more interesting things with children, such as helping children collect all kinds of discarded boxes, making various cars, buildings and other works based on different boxes; we can also collect some broken electrical appliances, Metal, screws, etc. Make robots, go out to play, you can also pick up some leaves and branches to create leaf stickers, etc. In short, if conditions permit, we can collect more items to create good conditions for children.

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