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Ted and his Chinese Dragon

Ted and his Chinese Dragon

Here is Ted’s very own Chinese dragon that he made last week to celebrate Chinese New Year. He had great fun making the dragons, and even more fun dancing them around the house. We added fluffy feathers for a bit of drama and colour and of course googly eyes. To make the body of the dragons we used cake cases threaded onto a pipe cleaner, which meant the dragons moved around in a similar way to the much much larger ones we had looked at on the computer. They were quick and easy to make, and a great way to get involved in Chinese New Year.

 

 

 

 

Materials

  • Coloured card
  • White paper
  • Cupcake cases
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Long pipe cleaner
  • Plasticine
  • Coloured feathers
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Cellotape
  • Lolly sticks

How to make your own

  1. Cut out an egg shape out of coloured card to make the face
  2. Cut out the nose out of different coloured paper or card and teeth out of white paper
  3.  Stick on eyes, nose, teeth and feathers
  4. Stick a small piece of plasticine onto a sheet of card, place cup cake case over plasticine and push pipe cleaner through centre of cake case into the plasticine.
  5. Thread cake case onto pipe cleaner, and continue until you have about 10 cake cases across the pipe cleaner
  6. Fold over each end of pipe cleaner to stop cake cases from coming off.
  7. Tape each end to a lolly stick
  8. To make the tale, cut different coloured tissue paper into strips cutting up-to 20cm from end of the paper
  9. Cellotape end of tail onto lolly stick at end of the dragon
  10. Cellotape lolly stick at front of dragon onto the back of the dragon’s head
Sticking on Dragon's eyes, nose, teeth and feathers

Sticking on Dragon’s eyes, nose, teeth and feathers

Threading cake cases onto pipe cleaners

Threading cake cases onto pipe cleaners

Cutting tissue paper tail

Cutting tissue paper tail

 

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