Chinese Dragon Puppet

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Description

Making Chinese Dragon puppets for Cubs

Resources

SUPPLIES NEEDED
Chinese Dragon Puppet Printable, Crepe Paper, Two chopsticks
Colouring pens/pencils, Scissors, Tape, Ruler.

Instructions

See attachment for full instructions including pictures

COLOURING
Each cub is handed a pack containing Dragon template, chopsticks and crepe paper, they can choose to colour the dragon however they like.

CUTTING OUT
Once they have completed the colouring they will need to cut out the dragons head and tail carefully with scissors, Help them to cut the dragon head and tail out. Cut 3 – 12 inch piece of crepe paper.
Cut each piece of crepe paper in half lengthwise so that you have 6 – 12 inch piece of crepe paper. For the body of the dragon, stack three piece of crepe paper on top of each other and fold into an accordion shape approximately a half inch wide.

COMPLETING DRAGON
Turn dragon head and body over and tape the ends of the three pieces of accordion crepe paper to the head and the other ends to the tail. Tape one chopstick to the head and one to the tail with the bottom of the straw hanging off the bottom of the puppet.
Cut the extra 3 pieces of crepe paper in half lengthwise and then again lengthwise, so they are 3 inches approximately in length. You can then tape those piece to the back of the dragon to hang off the bottom.

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