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Last year our family took a trip to Walt Disney World. It was our first time and we had an absolute blast. We enjoyed all aspects of the parks, but particularly loved Epcot for all the culture. It truly transports you into each of the countries with its architecture, restaurants and shops. Our family favorite was China. While its long been on our list of places to travel to, we felt as though we were there even for the afternoon.There is something about all the rich beautiful colors they use in their culture as well as all the fun items for the kids to wear and play with. Including the hats and toys. We went home with lots of fun treasures from China.

Chinese Dragon Puppet

 

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Chinese Dragon Puppet

As we approach the Chinese New Year, we decided to help in creating this fun Chinese Dragon puppet in honor of our favorite country in Epcot.

Chinese Dragon Puppet

Supplies:

  • Chinese Dragon Puppet Printble (Download)
  • Crepe Paper (Red, Orange, Yellow)
  • Two paper straws
  • Markers or crayons for coloring
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Ruler

Instructions

  1. Print the Chinese Dragon Printable here: Download . Chinese Dragon Puppet
  2. Have the kids color the dragon. Chinese Dragon Puppet
  3. Help them to cut the dragon head and tail out
  4. Cut 3 – 12 inch piece of crepe paper.
  5. Cut each piece of crepe paper in half lengthwise so that you have 6 – 12 inch piece of crepe paper
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Tape one straw to the head and one to the tail with the bottom of the straw hanging off the bottom of the puppet.
  9. 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.
  10. As an added option, you can cut the smaller piece to create fridge. Chinese Dragon Puppet

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Alli Ward

Alli is the HAPPY maker behind Made with HAPPY, a creative lifestyle blog in the pursuit of all Learn More

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