Piper Rochford working on a lantern for Chinese New Year.
Piper Rochford working on a lantern for Chinese New Year. Mike Knott BUNCNY

Kids light up for lanterns

BUNDABERG Regional Library resembled China more than Australia yesterday, as young children created colourful paper lanterns for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

About 16 children, aged from three to seven, booked out the craft class where they spent the afternoon adorning white paper lanterns with decorations.

Mother Trish Rochford took her two daughters, Kaitlyn, 7, and Piper, 4, to the craft day.

"They're loving it. They really like the crafty stuff," Mrs Rochford told the News-Mail.

Kaitlyn said she was having a fun afternoon.

"I like to stick things on to the lantern," she said.

"Sometimes you get glue on your fingers and it's annoying."

Event organiser Kathleen Herwig said the kids would be invited to walk in the Chinese New Year parade with their lanterns on February 5.

"We have another class for kids aged eight to 13, which is booked out next week, and they will be making a dragon," Mrs Herwig said.



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