Egg Box Dragon Puppet

Who doesn't love recycling boxes to do a bit of junk modelling! If you are looking for a dragon craft or an activity to celebrate Chinese New Year have a go at making this simple dragon puppet. We had so much fun making and playing with him. 


Egg box dragon puppet.  Recycled Chinese new year craft for kids,  toddlers, preschoolers, eyfs.

If you are enjoying the dragon theme you might want to check out our other dragon puppets. Take a look at our paper plate dragon puppet or our dragon puppet template.


Egg Box Dragon Puppet


Dragon Puppet Supplies:


  • 2 egg boxes
  • Poster paint (red and white)
  • 2 large googly eyes
  • Red card
  • Piece of red fabric
  • Hot glue


How to make an egg box dragon puppet


The first thing that you will need to do to make your egg box dragon puppet is paint one of the egg boxes red. This will be the dragons head. 

junk modelling.  How to make a dragon craft.

Cut out 2 sections of the second egg box to make your dragons eyes. Paint the front white and the top red. Wait for the paint to dry and then add 2 googly eyes. Glue to the first egg box using hot glue. 

Chinese new year.  How to make a dragon puppet

Cut a small section out of the bottom of the head (big enough for your hand to fit in)

dragon puppet craft for kids

Draw around your hand on the red card, cut the shape out and stick it onto the side of the dragons head.  Repeat for the other side. Glue a piece of red fabric to the back of the dragons head.

dragon puppet craft for kids.  Chinese new year activity for toddlers and preschoolers, eyfs

Once dry your dragon will be ready to play with. 

dragon puppet craft for kids.  Chinese new year activity for toddlers and preschoolers, eyfs

Put your hand inside the hole at the bottom of the egg box to make the dragon open and close his mouth, just watch he doesn't eat you!

egg box dragon puppet: chinese new year craft

Harry: Age 3

Egg box dragon puppet.  Recycled Chinese new year craft for kids,  toddlers, preschoolers, eyfs.

We hope you have fun making and playing with your egg box dragon puppet. Have fun!

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