Dragon Puppet – Chinese New Year Crafts

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this easy to make Dragon Puppet craft idea for children.

dragon puppet

To create this wonderful Dragon Puppet for Chinese New Year you will need:

How to make a dragon puppet:

  1. Cut out a double section from an egg box and paint it red. Leave to dry.
  2. Fold a paper plate in half, paint it red on both sides and leave to dry.
  3. Cut out two teeth from white card or foam, leaving a short length to be glued to the inside of the dragon’s mouth, and a long forked tongue from yellow card or foam.
  4. Cut about 8 to 10 strips of gold paper, 15cm long, to create the hair for your dragon.
  5. When the paint has dried, glue or tape the eyes to the top of the plate above the fold and add the teeth, tongue and hair. Paint the eyes black.

This great project has been supplied by Creative Steps magazine – fun ideas for everyone caring for young children. Each issue of Creative Steps contains dozens of fun, inspiring ideas to help you encourage learning through creative play.

We would love to see how you get on! Send us pictures of your masterpieces on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and don’t forget to use the hashtag #EYRhub.

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