Pet Dragons

Pet Dragons

What You'll Need:

  • Dark Green Paper Cups (1 per guest)
  • Jointed Straws (1 per guest)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A Hole Punch
  • Red and Orange Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Markers
  • 6" of 1.5"-Wide Ribbon (1 strip per guest)

At the Party:

Walk your guests through the following instructions for creating their pet dragons:
  1. Lay the cup on the table with the opening facing you.
  2. As illustrated below, cut two triangular wedges out of the left and right sides of the cup to make the dragon's jaws.

  3. Punch a hole in the middle of the cup between the dragon's jaws, as shown above.
  4. Slip a straw through the hole up to its joint, bend it over, and tape it down inside the cup. (This will form a handle by which the dragon can be puppeteered later.)
  5. Glue one end of the ribbon to the bottom of the cup (i.e. the dragon's head) to form the Dragon's scales. Fringe the other end of the ribbon with scissors.
  6. Glue the wiggle eyes onto the side of the cup opposite the straw.
  7. Cut out a "flaming tongue" from construction paper, and attach it below the wiggle eyes using glue or tape.
  8. Add scales or other decorations to the dragon's body using markers.
Have your guests run outside with their dragons flying behind them for a great photo opportunity!

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