Paper Dragon: a Bright Craft for Kids Step by Step

Paper Dragon

A bright and lovely paper dragon is a striking craft that children can make with their own hands. It consists of a three-dimensional body made of several half-circles and of two parts forming a head and a tail, which you can draw or use ready-made template images offered in this review.

Materials used:

  • Red cardboard;
  • Orange paper;
  • Eyes stickers;
  • A writing pencil, scissors, a glue stick, compasses.

How to Craft a Handmade Paper Dragon?

Making the body

Draw and cut out 4 circles. Optionally, you can make more of them; in this case, the dragon body will look more voluminous and dense.

Paper Dragon

Cut the circles in half.

Paper Dragon

Now, fold all the half-circles in half again.

Paper Dragon

Glue their sides together.

Paper Dragon

Here, it’s worth mentioning that this method may result in the body being too wide. Therefore, it may be better to cut out ovals instead of circles. Or at this stage you can slightly cut off the body sides, previously putting them together. Apply glue to one of the sides, sticking the other to it. At the end, complete the circle by sticking the first half of the circle with the last one. The paper dragon’s body is complete.

Paper Dragon

Final work stage

Use a template or draw a dragon head and neck to your liking.

Paper Dragon

Cut these parts out of cardboard.

Paper Dragon

Attach head and tail to the opposite sides of the body; stick any eyes you like. The paper dragon is ready; look, how bright and splendid it is. But you can complement it with a few scales and spikes on the neck.

Paper Dragon

Cut a semicircle strip and make serration on one side of it. Cut out lots of small circles.

Paper Dragon

Stick spikes to the neck and circles to the whole dragon body. That’s all, the craft is complete.

Paper Dragon

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