Concertina Chinese Dragon
You will need:
Red stiff paper
Cut out a piece of red card 20cm x 6cm and 2 pieces of
yellow crÍpe paper 20cm x 3cm and 2 pieces 6cm x 3cm.
Small pieces of black, white, green card
Yellow crÍpe paper
2 straws or thin plant sticks
Glue the long side of one of the large pieces of
yellow crÍpe along the long side of the red paper,
overlapping by 1cm. Repeat with the other large piece of
crÍpe on the other side. This is so that when the
dragon is held up it will be neat on both sides.
the glue has dried, fold the joined paper every 1cm
alternate ways to form a concertina as shown. Glue
the two shorter pieces of crÍpe along either side of
one of the shorter sides of the card.
(At this point you could glue or tape one of the
straws or sticks to one side of the paper, before gluing
the second short fringe over the top to hide the top of
Then cut the crÍpe into a fringe all the way around
the two sides.
a piece of red card draw a dragon head shape as shown,
based around a 3cm radius circle. Cut the shape out and
use it as a template to cut out another.
Place the two heads with noses touching and decorate
with ears, eyes, nostrils and a small yellow fringe
around the bottom of the head. Add two even smaller
fringes around each eye to look like eye lashes. Leave
Glue or tape one of the straws or canes to the short
end of the dragon's body without the fringe. Glue the
body then on the inside, to the back end of one of the
heads. Then glue the other head shape on top to enclose
the cane and completely join the body to the head. If
you haven't already glued or taped the tail end straw
into place do so now.