Dragon Puppets

To celebrate Chinese New Year this year we decided to make a dragon puppet, but we got a bit carried away and ended up making two puppets.  

Chinese new year activity ideas : Simple dragon puppet crafts
The first puppet we made was a dragon hand puppet made from two egg boxes. Harry loved this one as he could put his hand inside the puppet to make the dragons mouth open and close. He had a great time chasing me around the house making the dragon eat me! Click here to find out how to make an egg box dragon puppet.

Egg box dragon puppet craft idea for kids.  Chinese new year.

Harry loved his egg box puppet so much that we decided to make him a friend.  Our paper plate dragon puppet was really simple to make and Harry had lots of fun making his dragon dance. We painted our paper plate inside a freezer bag which added to the fun. Click here to find out how to make a paper plate puppet. 

paper plate dragon puppet craft idea for kids.  Chinese new year.

Harry: Age 3

Chinese new year activity ideas for kids.  Make a simple dragon puppet.

This post is part of a Chinese New Year blog hop hosted by Peakle Pie .  Click on the image or links below for some more craft ideas.

Chinese Lantern Sun Catchers from The Gingerbread House 
TP Roll Chinese Lanterns from In the Playroom 
Cheese Chinese Lanterns from Danya Banya 
Wool Painted Fans from Crafts on Sea 
Sheep Stick Puppets from Best Toys 4 Toddlers 
Felt Shape Sheep from Mama Smiles 
Sheep Letter Recognition from Something 2 Offer 
Chinese New Year Card from Creative World of Varya 
Chinese Dragon Puppets from Messy Little Monster 
Paper Plate Chinese Dragon from Kiddy Charts 
Dragon Painting for Preschoolers from Learning and Exploring Through Play 
Bubble Wrap Sheep Craft from Multicraftingmummy 
Chinese Dragon Dance from Study at Home Mamma 
Chinese Zodiac Animals in Lego from Planet Smarty Pants

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  1. Two great ideas for dragons. The egg box one sounds really fun, my boys would love to make this. Adding it to our mid term activity list.

  2. Interactive crafts are always so much fun. Both your dragons turned out really well.

  3. Lucas & Grace say - This is fab. We are really interested in the Chinese New Year. We run a weekly linky over at KidGLloves called Mini Creations and this would be a fab addition. We open every Wednesday morning. We'd love for you to link up :) #minicreations


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