In Chinese Astrology 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. The Year of the Dragon started on January 23, 2012 and will end on February 09, 2013. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.
Here at the Wikki Stix Co., we thought the Year of the Dragon would be a perfect theme for a fun craft activity for the kids. We like to have fun at the office…so we gathered up our Wikki Stix (we have plenty around here) and started to play! Once we got started, it was hard to stop!
How to get started:
Using cardboard or poster board–draw and cut out the shape of your dragon and then decorate with Wikki Stix as desired. Add lightweight wings easily using colored construction paper and use Wikki Stix to affix them!
- The Dragon is a symbol of optimism and change
- The Dragon is the only mythical creature in Chinese Astrology
- 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon and only occurrs every 60 years
- Dragons represent energy and people born during dragon years are believed to more imaginative and entergetic
- Some economists believe the World economy tends to do better during the year of the dragon