Thursday, July 7, 2011

Creating an accordion Chinese dragon @WBCL

This was a great project for almost all ages and got lots of family interaction going. I printed the design on white cardstock paper to give it more body when glued.
First the group colored the dragon head and tail with colored pencils. They could have used markers but we rarely use the pencils so it is a good change. I cut colored cardstock in 1/4s lengthwise to make the accordion body. We then cut out the head and tail. Everyone folded their bodies then glued them to the head and tail pieces to make a 2 sided dragon. Last we taped on sticks front and back so the dragon could dance. Take a look at one in motion: 


 I found this project on the Crafts Jr site.  http://www.craftjr.com/dragon-paper-craft/ Thanks to them for posting it.
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