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Dragons made using paper plates.

How to make a paper dragon

St. George's Day activities for kids

This St Georges Day, there’ll be bravery.  There’ll be dress up. And there’ll be an awesome paper dragon to fire things up! So, follow this easy step by step guide to celebrate our country and culture. But be warned little adventurer! This fun activity for kids gets messy but mess is part of the fun and Persil have everything you need to solve those stains.

You’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Paper plate
  • Sponge
  • Paint
  • Coloured tissue
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • String/lolly stick

To make a paper dragon: 

  1. Cut the paper plate in half to make the body or ask your parents for help with cutting. 
  2. Decorate the body as you like or try dipping a sponge in paint to get a scary, scaly effect.
  3. Now cut out a head, tail, and wings from the remaining half of the paper plate and glue it onto the body. Or cut our spikes from coloured paper, make fire for the mouth using orange tissue paper and glue onto dragon’s body and mouth.
  4. When dry, draw a fierce eye and mouth with black marker, or cut a slit in the dragon’s mouth area for the ‘fire’ to come out of.
  5. Finally, attach string to the top of the body to carry it or hang it up or attach a lolly stick to the bottom of the body to use it as a puppet.

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