Chinese New Year - Dragon

Red and green paper dragon

Make your own dragon for Chinese New Year.

30 minutes This should take about 30 mins

You will need:

  • Print-out (1 page)
  • Red and green paper/tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Sticks
  • Glue
  • Gold card
  • Black pen

Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.

What to do:

Step 1

Red and green strips of paper being folded over each other again and again

Take two strips of tissue paper, one red and one green. They should be about 3cm wide and 50cm long. Glue the end of the red strip of paper at right angles to the end of the green strip of paper. Then fold the red strip over the green strip and repeat over and over to make a woven chain. When there is only one piece of the strip left, glue and fold over. This will make the dragon's body.

Step 2

Stick being attached to the dragon's body

Using sticky tape attach the sticks onto either side of the dragon's body.

Step 3

Template on golden card being cut out

Cut out the dragon print-out and glue onto a piece of gold card. Then, cut out the dragon's face using the print-out as a template. You should end up with a gold dragon's face.

Step 4

Sticky tape being placed over stick and back of dragon's face

Attach the dragon's face to the dragon's body using sticky tape.

Step 5

Strip of paper being cut

Tear or cut smaller strips of paper and, using glue, add to the back of the dragon's face and the back of the dragon's body to make a tail and head-dress.

Step 6

Dragon face being drawn with black pen on golden side

Finally, draw the eyes and mouth on the gold side of the dragon's face.

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Make your own dragon for Chinese New Year.

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