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Arts & Crafts

Select any of the images to learn more about the various activities you and your family can experience at our arts and crafts tents.

Creating String Crafts

Creating String Crafts

There are a lot of designs that can be made out of strings and how you knot them, this booth will show you how to make different kinds.

How to use chopsticks

How to use chopsticks

Here you are taught how to use chopsticks, and if you already know how, challenge your chopsticks skill level!

Making butterflies

Making butterflies

Here is a booth that teaches making butterflies.

Origami

Origami

Origami is the art of paper folding. It is a popular attraction in our arts and crafts tent.

Coloring Station

Coloring Station

Our coloring stations provide a nice change of pace for our younger festival goers when they want to get out of the sun on our hot summer days.

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Face Painting has been a BDBF arts and crafts staple for many years!

Paintings

Paintings

Local artists put on a display for festival goers.

Sachets

Sachets

These special sachets are hung up in the festival arts and crafts tent. People traditionally either wear or hang them up during the dragon boat festival.

Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess is played at our festival by all ages!

Zongzi

Zongzi

Zongzi is one of the traditional foods eaten the festival. The arts and crafts tent instructs people how to make these tasty snacks. Please follow the link for a bilingual instruction on how to make them!

Go Players

Go Players

Go is an ancient board game with strong East Asian roots. It is a strategy game that has still been going strong. Massachusetts Go Association, represented by David Kahn, is always looking to teach others about his group and their passion for Go. Please follow the link to see a video introducing the basics of Go. For further questions, please contact them via learn@massgo.org!

Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy

Our excellent artists teaching a little bit of Chinese calligraphy!