In casting about for new China crafts, I came upon this super-easy craft - painting China! Or rather, "painting China." Super-fun, super-easy.
For older children, you will need:
One plastic white plate per child (or glass, if you want!)
Blue acrylic paint and brushes (and newspaper and art smocks)
For younger children, you will need:
One white paper plate per child
If you have a sample (physical or online) of Chinese blue-and-white China pottery, you can use it as a model. Then let the kids give it a try!
This project held our 7yo's interest for a solid five minutes, which is something remarkable! I had a good deal of fun too, and would have spent a lot more time on it just for sheer pleasure had I been able to.
Highly recommended as a fun craft while studying China!