Most children will be able to help at every step — from tracing and tearing to cutting and gluing. The hardest part is waiting for your fire breathing dragon to dry. Once you've made your dragon, your child can push the fire right out of his (or her) mouth as the dragon chases all the knights, princesses and other toys in the playroom.
Start by tracing your dragon shapes onto the green construction paper. For the snout, you need to roll the cup on its side over the paper as you draw a line along the edge, then repeat with the other side, creating an arc. For the head, trace the mouth of the cup, then add a bump for the eyes. Cut out these pieces.
Use Elmer’s School Glue to glue the paper onto the cup.
Add some extra glue on the flap of the paper, then hold the flap down for a few seconds to secure.
Cut an X in the center of the back of the head. Make sure it is large enough to fit the straw through.
Cut the bottom out of the cup. Glue the lip of the cup to the back of the head, then glue on the eyes. Set aside to dry.
Tear the red and yellow tissue paper into strips for the fire.
Glue the strips together along the top, overlapping them.
Add some additional glue then wrap the base of the strips to the end of the straw. Set aside to dry.
Once the head and fire are dry, insert the straw into the hole at the back of the head. Use a permanent marker to draw on the mouth.
The fire-breathing dragon is complete! Let your dragon breathe fire all over the house (dragon noises optional).
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