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Making a dragon

We spent some time at the weekend doing a bit of craft. We used a range of things from Bostik around the theme of dragons. Here are some of the things we used.

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There was a specific request to make “a really huge dragon” which did seem like a bit of a challenge, so we settled on a really looooooooog dragon instead. The first thing we did was use foam to make the dragons head, just cutting out a head shape from the green foam.

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We then began to create the eyes. We used buttons and we began layering them using Bostik glue which sticks pretty much anything. Here is the first layer of the eye.

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We then layered a red button and then another green button to make our dragon look a bit more fierce. How’s he looking so far?

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We put the head to one side whilst we focused on the tail. For that we covered a cardboard cone in white felt, tucking in the spare felt inside.

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We finished the tail off by binding a couple of coloured pipe cleaners together and popping them into the point of the cone like this.

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Again, we put this to one side whilst we built the body of the dragon. We used gold corrugated card and glued buttons along the length of the curvy body. I was starting to think that this dragon could pass as the Loch Ness Monster by this point!

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We glued the head to the body and then made our dragon breath fire by adding cut up pipe cleaners – does he look fierce enough?

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We tucked the end of the body into the tail and added a couple of staples for added strength and hey presto! Here is our finished dragon!

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Now he just needs a name! Any thoughts?

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