How to make an egg box dragon model for imaginary play and storytelling.
How to make an 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.
In this activity you can:
:: make a dragon model from egg boxes
:: get ideas for making a small world for your dragon for imaginary play
:: find links to more Chinese New Year activities and crafts to enjoy with your children
Materials need to make an egg box dragon model
:: 3 egg boxes
:: green paint and a paint brush,
:: red paper
:: 2 treasury tags / sting tags
:: glue / sticky tap
:: red and black felt pens
How to make a egg box dragon model
Start by cutting out 2 of the ‘cups’ from one of the egg boxes and painting them green. These will be your eyes.
Paint the dragon’s body
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.
Assemble the dragon’s body
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.
Add the dragon’s face
Cut out fire-breathing flames, spines and a tail from the red paper and fasten on with glue or sticky tape.
How to use your egg box dragon model for imaginary play
Rooaarrrrrr! Your dragon is ready to play.
You could combine your dragon model with our story spinner printable to make up your own fairy tales.
More Chinese New Year activities for children
Making your dragon for the Chinese New Year? See our full index of Chinese New Year activities for more ideas including how to make Chinese Lanterns, math and literacy activities using red envelopes, and sensory play activities for Chinese New Year.