Hello everyone and welcome back to another round of Craft Lightning – crafts that can be made in 15 minutes or less (minus drying time)! This time we’re all sharing ideas for camp crafts and have I got a fun one for you. I’m going to show you how to make a fire breathing dragon.
This is not only a quick craft but it’s also very inexpensive and is a great one to do with a group. The supplies cost me $2 for the crepe paper streamers (enough to do MANY MANY dragons), $1 for the paper cups (10 in a package), $1 for a whole package of pompoms, and $1 for a whole package of googly eyes. I had the tape, scissors, and glue on hand. So, each dragon costs less than 30 cents each to make.
Now you’re going to want to help the kids by cutting the bottoms out of each cup. Then they can cut up streamers (red, orange, and yellow are all great options for a dragon’s fiery breath) – just a note here: the longer the streamers, the more breath power it takes to make this work! Next, they’ll want to tape the streamers to the bottom of the cup, hanging down over the cup as in the picture above, left. Now, gently poke the streamers through the cup to come out the top of it as in the picture above, right. You can use some duct tape the same colour as your cup or clear tape to hold those ends down flat if you like.
Now it’s simply a matter of decorating your dragon – he needs a face! – and then playing with him! I used 2 pompoms glued on with googly eyes glued on top. If limited on time or working with kids who want to be finished at this point, they certainly can be but for those who like to keep adding to their craft, they could give him polka dots, paint on some stripes, cut out and glue on some big teeth – let their imaginations go wild! Once finished and dry, all they do is blow through the bottom of the cup to make the dragon breathe fire!
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