Chinese Dragon Mask - A fun printable dragon craft

Celebrate Chinese New Year with the kids by making a dragon mask! We have a printable dragon mask available to download and colour as well as instructions and a dragon template to make a dragon mask using coloured cardstock.

This dragon craft is perfect for Chinese New Year which falls on February 5th this year, but of course you don't need to be celebrating Chinese New Year to make one of these adorable dragon masks, they would be fun to make any time of the year! You could even pair this dragon craft with a dragon themed book for even more fun!

Chinese Dragon Mask. A fun printable dragon craft for kids

Dragon crafts are always fun! You might like to take a look at our egg carton dragon, our paper plate dragon puppet craft as well as our newly uploaded Chinese dragon puppet with template. 

If it is more printable masks you are looking for take a look at our printable butterfly mask or printable monkey mask. We have a unicorn mask coming soo too!

Dragon craft for kids. Chinese dragon mask.

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There are two options for making these dragon masks. You can either print out the dragon template and follow the instructions below to make a dragon mask from cardstock or print out the ready to colour dragon mask printable. 

printable dragon mask template colouring page.


We also have another dragon mask that can be made using our simple chinese dragon mask template

Chinese dragon mask

Chinese Dragon Mask - A fun printable dragon craft

Dragon Mask Supplies:

  • Cardstock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft Sticks
  • Glitter
  • Black Marker

Dragon Mask Craft

STEP 1: Gather your supplies

Begin by gathering all your supplies needed for this dragon craft. You can find the free printable dragon mask template below. Download the dragon template, print it and cut it out. 

STEP 2: Trace the dragon template

Trace the template onto coloured cardstock and cut out all of the pieces.  Cut out the dragons head, face, nose, scales and horns and set aside. Refer to the photographs below.

dragon mask template

printable dragon craft

printable dragon mask template

printable chinese dragon mask template

STEP 3: Add details

After cutting out all of the pieces needed for your dragon mask you can start adding extra details. Take the dragon’s nose and use a black marker to add detail and nostrils. Then use your black marker to add details to the dragons head. 

TIP: Draw a line with pencil down the middle to get more accurate lines

dragon mask craft for kids

STEP 4: Glue the dragon mask together

Glue the dragon’s head scales down and then glue the top of the dragon’s head over them, then glue the nose in the middle of the dragon’s head.

Chinese Dragon Mask. Printable Chinese New Year activity for kids.

STEP 5: Cut out eye holes and add finishing touches to your dragon mask

Cut fire from cardstock and glue the fire behind the dragon’s head, just below the nose. Then cut out eye holes. Add a bit of sparkle to your dragon mask by squirting glue around the eye holes and on the flames and sprinkle with glitter!

Printable Dragon Mask. Easy dragon craft for kids.

STEP 6: Add a craft stick

Glue a craft stick onto the back of the mask and allow the glue to dry. Your dragon mask is finished!

Dragon craft. Make a dragon mask using our free printable dragon mask template. Great as a chinese new year activity for kids.

Have fun playing with using different coloured cardstock to make your dragon mask. The red dragon mask is perfect if you want to make a Chinese New Year craft and I love the green dragon!

Dragon mask. An easy dragon craft with free printable dragon mask template. A fun Chinese New Year activity for kids.

If you want a quick dragon craft why don't you use our printable dragon mask to colour instead? Both the dragon template and ready to colour dragon mask can be found using the link below. 


To download this printable dragon mask template for free use the discount code - dragon. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

Dragon mask template

Here is a fun dragon craft for you! Make a dragon mask using our free printable dragon mask template! Why not make a Chinese dragon as a Chinese new year activity for kids or for even more fun why not pair this dragon craft with a dragon book!

We hope that you enjoy making and playing with your dragon masks! Making Chinese dragon masks for Chinese New Year is a lot of fun, as is making a colourful dragon mask after reading a dragon book. The printable dragon mask template and colour your own dragon mask printable make it so easy! Have fun!

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