Chinese dragon toy

Are you celebrating Chinese New Year?
I got inspired and now have some colourful craft idea here for you :)
Why don't you take out some wrapping paper and craft stuff to make Chinese dragon to be waved in the air!

Here's what you need to make it happen,
the stuff are usually around the house if you are parent ;)  

 On top of this the glue gun is essential and sellotape will be handy too!

Step 1.

Lets start with the head...

Step 2.

Now lets make a body.
Remember Christmas tree chains made of paper?
This is one of them.
Ela is showing you how to do it :)

Remember to start with two widest strips of contrasting paper!

It suppose to look like this when you unfold it, nice :)

Step 3.
Is time to make a tail out of tissue paper, it will nicely flows in the air.
Cut the strips and glue it to the narrow end of the body.

Yep, happy with a tail :)

Step 4.
Attach the wooden peg to a widest end of the body, then glue it inside the cup head of the dragon, it is easier then without ...

The result after gluing body with the head, happy :)

 Step 5.
It's now time to make a holder stick using two bamboo sticks.
Make a holes at the bottom of the head...

Insert some tissue paper in first...

then sticks and more tissue paper again, it will prevent them from moving around.

Now wrap the ends with tape of your choice.

             This is the colourful result of our work!

 We test one of them outside too, unfortunately Ela run too fast to catch the lovely wave of a tissue tail with my camera :) 

                                     Happy New Chinese Year!        


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