Asian Americans have brought different beliefs and art forms into the United States. Follow the directions below to create your own Asian crafts.

Every year in the Chinese calendar is named after an animal. The Chinese believe that this animal will influence your personality for the rest of your life.

Find the year you were born in the list below and follow the directions to make your own zodiac necklace.

In Japanese culture, every kid learns calligraphy. Calligraphy is an art form and a traditional form of writing that has been studied for over 3,000 years. Using a brush and ink, a calligrapher needs to make the strokes in the correct order. Try making a counting minibook with Japanese kanji characters.

No one is sure who invented the kite, but they have been around for at least 2,000 years. Different countries in Asia make traditional kites for different reasons. In Malaysia, kites are made for competitions. In Japan, kites are an art form. In Taiwan, kites are part of religious and cultural celebrations. The kites in Asia come in all forms like birds, fish, and butterflies. Would you like to make a kite? Here are instructions, from Anthony's Kite Workshop, for making a paper sun kite.