Egg Box Dragon

This egg box dragon craft is great for junk model fans, as a St.George’s Day craft or a Chinese New Year activity.

egg box dragon craft - great for chinese new yearHow to make an egg box dragon

You will need:

:: 3 egg boxes

::green paint & a paint brush,

:: red paper

:: 2 treasury tags

:: glue / sticky tap

:: red and black felt pens

:: scissors

Start by cutting out 2 of the ‘cups’ from one of the egg boxes and painting them green. These will be your eyes.

The other two egg boxes will be your head and body. Ours were already green, but if yours aren’t you can paint them. We added some extra painted ‘scales’. Leave the paint to dry.

Fasten the head and body together with treasury tags. This means you can move your dragon to play with him and he’ll have a bit of movement in his body.

Cut out some flames, spines and a tail from the red paper and fasten on with glue or sticky tape.

Add some scary eyes and some nostrils.

Rooaarrrrrr! Your dragon is ready to play.

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  1. says

    Thanks for inspiring me this week on my Tot Tuesdays link up party! I hope you’ll stop by again this week.

    I’m hosting Yummy Mummy Week May 9th-16th and I’ve got a great group of ladies sharing their tips on fitness, fashion, parenting and relationships as well as a giveaway everyday. And I’d love for you to share a story and some photos of how your life and body have changed since becoming a mom. The Link up party starts on Mother’s Day and runs the whole week.

    Have a great week and Happy (Early) Mother’s Day!

  2. says

    Just to let you know Cathy, we’ll be making simpler versions of these during Children’s Book week (using just one egg carton). Thanks for the inspiration!

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