Free Printable Chinese New Year Crafts and Lesson Plans The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the Gregorian (western) calendar on February 10 in 2013. 2013 is the Year of the Snake in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac rotation. Here are free printable greeting card crafts to celebrate the Chinese New Year. These websites have many free printable Chinese New Year crafts, including paper lanterns, 3D paper cut and paste animal crafts featuring Chinese zodiac animals, party decorations, party hats, toys, greeting cards and Chinese symbols. Click here for free printable CNY fun!