This dragon craft can be either the hero or the villain in your child’s imaginative play. Create him in whatever color you like and give him details to fit your own personality. I love the kind of craft for kids that starts as something simple (like popsicle sticks) and leads to hours of play opportunities.
Our dragon craft could pair well with one of the princess collections (even if there are not specifically dragons in those stories)…like the PRINCESS AND THE FROG collection or the CINDERELLA collection. Or maybe your dragon makes friends with the local owls or an elephant.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 4 Large popsicle sticks
- Newspaper or paper plate
- Medium pompom
- Paint (colors of your choice)
- Construction paper (colors of your choice)
- Glue stick
- Dragon craft template
I have some good news for you…If you filled your bag using our master list, you already have everything that you need to make this craft (and EVERY other craft on this site too). Isn’t it great to have something to do with the kids, without screens, that you have absolutely zero prep to make happen.
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Dragon Craft Instructions
Step 1: Glue the Base
- Lay 3 large popsicle sticks side by side.
- Then put a line of glue on a fourth stick and lay it diagonally across the three popsicle sticks that are lined up.
- Give the glue some time to dry, even overnight.
- It would be a great idea to make several while you are at it so that you can have them ready to go in your craft bag.
Step 2: Paint It
- Once the glue has dried, place the popsicle sticks, flat side up, on some newspaper or a paper plate.
- Squeeze a medium sized pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
- Squeeze out 2 shades of green (or whatever colors you want to make your dragon).
- Paint the surface one color.
- Then paint on the tummy, and use a q-tip to add some details. It’s best to give some dry time in between coats of paint.
Step 3: Use the Dragon Craft Template
- Print the dragon craft template.
- Then use it to cut out all of the pieces of the dragon craft in whatever colors you would like.
- If you don’t have access to a printer, draw the shapes you see below and cut them out free-hand.
Step 4: Put Together the Dragon Craft for Kids
- Now that the paint has dried, use the glue stick to attach the parts of the dragon, including his snout, tail, foot and wings.
- Then add on some other paper details, like the spines on his tail and fire coming from his mouth (optional).
Step 5: Draw on Some Details
- Now take your markers and add more details. These are totally up to your discretion.
Step 6: Finish Off Your Fairy Tale Craft
- The final step is to give the dragon craft a few final details, like claws on his toes (which we just free-cut from some white paper).
- Finally, put his googly eyes in place.
And now that you’ve created your dragon, what will you do with him? Build a snow or sand castle for him to protect? Make some little people out of pompoms to flee from his fiery bellows? Or maybe your dragon is super friendly and will cuddle with your teddy bears? The only limit is your imagination.