Chinese New Year 2014: DIY Horse Crafts

31 January 2014 | By

It’s officially the first day of the 2014 Chinese New Year! Everywhere, people are celebrating the year of the horse! What better way to celebrate than with some awesome do-it-yourself-horse crafts? You don’t have to be Chinese to get in on the fun, that’s for sure. From leathercraft to origami to just plain cut-and-paste, there’s something here for every age group.

Is the year of the horse your year? Along with babies born in Chinese New Year 2014, people could be horse signs if they were born in 1918, 1919, 1930, 1931, 1942 1943, 1954, 1955, 1966, 1967, `978, 1979, 1990, 1991, 2002, or 2003. That’s not exact, though, because the year doesn’t start or end on January 1. For instance, we are year of the horse: our February birthday is one day after the Chinese New Year the year we were born. People born in the year of the horse are known for “making unremitting efforts to improve themselves.” That’s us exactly! In addition, they are supposed to be bright, energetic, and warm hearted, although we know people with those qualities born during all sorts of years in the Chinese Zodiac. Take a moment to look up your Chinese Zodiac sign and what it means, here. It’s interesting how both the Chinese Zodiac and the astrological Zodiac signs are almost always represented by animals.

We enjoyed this way more then when we tried to make a real DIY horse, it just stank (we don’t know how Doctor Frankenstein puts up with the smell, frankly.) We’ve even included links on how to make two of the best-looking crafts, here. So celebrate Chinese New Year 2014, and perhaps get inspired to make some of your own DIY horse crafts. If you have your own cool DIY horse crafts for Chinese New Year 2014, be sure to give us a shout in the comments section and we’ll put your craft up with a link to the instructions on your site.

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