Suggested Age: Toddler, Preschool
Submitted by Alice Fujiwara, State Librarian, Aina Haina Public Library
Dragon books to share:
- Lovabye Dragon by Barbara Joosse
- The Trouble with Dragons by Debi Gliori
- There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent
- The Pet Dragon by Christopher Niemann
- Chopsticks by Jon Berkeley
I like dragons because stories about them can be found in so many different cultures. Dragons can be depicted as either being cute, lovable, playful, wise or scary. This is a simple, easy craft in which a child can select his favorite colors to color and decorate his dragon. I used a drawing of an Asian dragon, but any dragon face can be used.
Activity: Dragon Fan
- Poster board or similar weight paper
- Lightweight colored paper
- Crepe or tissue paper
- Craft stick
- Pen or pencil
- Elmer’s glue or glue stick
- Cut a circle from the poster board or similar weight paper.
- With a pen or pencil, draw a dragon’s face on the poster board or similar weight paper.
- Color the dragon’s face.
- On a colored paper, cut a circle about an inch wider than the circle (with a tail) to frame the dragon’s face. (See illustration below. ) You may use scissors with fancy edges, such as scalloped, if you wish.)
- Cut strips of crepe or tissue paper.
- Glue the colored paper to the craft stick.
- Glue the strips of crepe or tissue paper to the back of the dragon’s face.
- Glue the dragon’s face with attached strips to the colored paper.
- A dragon fan!