Chinese Snapping Dragon

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

Suitable for…

  • 3-5 years
  • 5-12 years
  • 12+ years
Group Size
  • Individual (1 child)
  • Small Group (4 children)
  • Large Group (20 children)

  • Step 1

    Cut out two egg carton cups and paint with a base coat of white paint. Allow to dry.

  • Step 2

    Once 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 3

    Paint the top of the paper plate entirely red. Allow to dry.

  • Step 4

    Once 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 5

    Fold the paper plate in half. Glue the egg carton cups to the top of the paper plate.

  • Step 6

    Use white paint to give the Dragon some teeth inside his mouth. Using black paint add nostrils and detail to the eyes.

  • Step 7

    Finally, attach some bright feathers to the inside of the egg carton cups. Use tape to secure.


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Cost of all materials
$68.96 (inc GST)
$62.69 (ex GST)
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