Asia: Chinese Dragon
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Asia: Chinese Dragon

Create a Chinese dragon from paper, just like you would see at a Chinese New Year festival.
Age Range: 6-8
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Creatology™ Glitter - Red and Green
  • Creatology™ Cotton Braiding Cord
  • Creatology™ Bead Sample Pack
  • Creatology™ Wiggle Eyes, 20mm
  • Creatology™ Wood Skinny Sticks
  • Cardstock - Assorted Colors
  • Elmer's® Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch, Small
  • Pattern Printed from

Project Instructions

Step 1 Cut out pattern pieces in desired colors, or as shown on photo: One each of snout, bottom snout, and bottom mouth; two each of nostril, eye, ear, horn, tail, small body; three each of tongue; four each of medium body; ten of large body.

Step 2 Using tiny hole punch, punch hole in center of each dragon body part.

Step 3 For yellow dragon, outline each body part with glue and red glitter on both sides, one side at a time. Let first side dry before doing other side.

Step 4 String one small, two medium, ten large, two medium, one small, body parts on green cotton cord, stringing a green bead between parts.

Step 5 Tie each end of string in a knot around top section of a skinny stick, and secure with glue, let dry.

Step 6 Outline dragon eyes, nostrils, horns, and ears with glue and red glitter, let dry.

Step 7 Outline dragon's snout and two tail pieces with glue and green glitter, let dry.

Step 8 Glue together dragon's face as shown on photo. Glue wiggle eyes on face, then glue on eye pieces over wiggle eyes as shown in photo.

Step 9 Glue dragon's face to front side of one stick.

Step 10 Cut out eleven small triangles from red paper. Glue triangles around one side of one tail piece, as shown in photo. Glue second tail side on back, glitter side out.

Step 11 Glue tail onto other stick.