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Chinese Snapping Dragon

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with craft by creating a Snapping Dragon!

  • Step 1Cut out two egg carton cups and paint with a base coat of white paint. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2Once dry paint the sides of the egg carton cups red. Make sure you leave the bottoms white, these will become the Dragon’s eyes.
  • Step 3Paint the top of the paper plate entirely red. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Once dry turn your plate over and paint the middle circle on the base of the plate red. Paint the outer ring of the plate orange. Allow to dry.
  • Step 5Fold the paper plate in half. Glue the egg carton cups to the top of the paper plate.
  • Step 6Use white paint to give the Dragon some teeth inside his mouth. Using black paint add nostrils and detail to the eyes.
  • Step 7Finally, attach some bright feathers to the inside of the egg carton cups. Use tape to secure.

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted - Pack of 30
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Paper Plates - Large - Pack of 100
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Student Scissors - Pack of 20
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Turkey Feathers - Assorted - Set of 6 Colours
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Masking Tape - 24mm x 50m
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Egg Carton
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CleverPatch Junior Artist Paint - 500ml - Set of 11 colours
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Product Code: 15800
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