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Printable Dragon Paper Craft

Strangely enough, I drew this dragon craft last year, and never got around to putting it up. Since Chinese New Year is right around the corner, I dug it up, polished it off, and happily, here it is!

Printable Dragon Paper Craft

Printable Dragon Paper Craft

How to Make this Paper Dragon

This craft is so easy that a toddler can do it – they aren’t going to color with fancy-schmancy colored pencils or stay within the lines of course… But they can certainly handle it.

Chinese Dragon Paper Puppet

Chinese Dragon Paper Puppet

You will need an additional piece of construction paper to create the accordion dragon body, plus wooden kebab skewers to make it into a ‘puppet’, like this.

Printable Dragon Paper Craft

Printable Dragon Paper Craft

Then simply click the above image to print out the dragon, color, and fold and glue as shown!

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  10. Excellent paper dragons. my kids enjoyed a lot

    Posted by aalochena | October 4, 2011, 3:27 pm
  11. Hello! We just made your craft yesterday- thanks for the idea!:) Can I link to your site? I just wrote an article about Chinese Dragons, and I thought my readers could jump over here to see how to make some….

    Posted by Becky | January 6, 2012, 7:08 am
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  16. Thanks – making these tomorrow and will link back to you!


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