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I am half Vietnamese. When our daughter was born, it was important to me that to be able to teach her a little bit about that part of her culture.
That is why I love family gatherings & holidays with my family. She gets to enjoy the food, listen to the language & observe the traditions. Next month, we will celebrate the Lunar New Year. We will welcome in the year of the monkey.
If you are born in the Year of The Monkey, you’re said to possess characteristics such as curiosity, cleverness, and mischievousness. You are also considered to be a bit of a practical joker.
To learn more about the Chinese zodiac animals, check out Chinese Zodiac Animals.
Since we love paper plate masks, we decided to add another to our collection.
Paper Plate Year of the Monkey Mask
Sketch out the shape of your monkey’s face.
Paint inside the shape with a light brown and paint outside the shape in dark brown & let dry.
When the paint is dried, cut ears out of construction paper, glue the ears and googly eyes onto your plate. Draw in your nose & mouth. Glue a Popsicle stick to the bottom of your mask.
We added a few festive embellishments to our monkey using a silver marker.
Mai began her monkey the same as me, but then decided that my monkey needed food instead and painted a plate of bananas with Nutella. The monkey was grateful.
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Love that you were teaching Chinese New Year with this one, but admit my kids would just like it, because they love monkeys 😉