Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dragon Boat Festival: A Roundup of Dragon Boat Crafts

If you'd like to make your own dragon boat, in celebration of Duanwu, the Dragon Boat Festival, here are a few tutorials found online.

You can find all of our Dragon Boat Festival posts here.

At myweb3000 you can find a printable dragon boat with a short description of what is found on a dragon boat.

Mummyshymz also has a printable dragon boat along with a few homeschooling ideas done for the festival.

The following tutorials are for viking boats, but I think with a few decorative adjustments, would make great dragon boats.

Looledo has a great step by step tutorial for a milk carton viking ship, but if you forget the sail and viking emblems and axe, you've got a fine, waterproof (milk carton part, anyway) dragon boat.

Ikat Bag, as always inspiring with patterns and tutorial for cardboard Narnia boats, that, again, could be converted to great dragon boats. 

All our Dragon Boat Festival posts can be found here, where you can learn about Duanwu, find a review of a couple of books worth reading, a tutorial to make your own protective fragrant sachets, the story of Qu Yuanand a recipe for zongzi.


  1. I'm really impressed with the depth of your China studies. I plan to feature your compass and your blog Friday at Hobbies and Handicrafts. Thank you for linking up.

    1. Thanks!! And thanks for hosting the linkup - its full of great ideas that I enjoyed checking out.


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