Easy Chinese Dragon Craft

Are you ready for an easy Chinese dragon craft to make celebrating Lunar New Year a blast? We used a paper plate to make this one, as it’s shape is perfect to effortlessly make a Lunar dragon.

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We made a fun paper plate Chinese dragon puppet a while ago, but this time around, we wanted to make something that’s a little simpler.

DIY Paper Plate Chinese Dragon

How to Make the Easy Chinese Dragon Craft

What you need:

  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • acrylic paint (red)
  • paintbrush
  • color paper (green, red, light blue, and yellow)
  • 2 googly eyes
  • black marker

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Prepare a paper plate.

Step 1

Have the kids paint it red or in another Chinese dragon like color.

Step 2

Let it dry, and once dry, fold it in half.

Step 3

Using a black marker, draw a wavy line from one side to the other.

Step 4

Add two wavy lines underneath, creating a snake-body appearance.

Step 5

Cut out the dragon’s body.

Step 6

The Chinese dragon needs legs! Have kids draw a leg on a folded paper.

Step 7

Cut out the legs and have kids glue them to the body.

Step 8

Have them cut another piece – this time in a zig-zag shape resembling the dragon’s tail and glue it to the end of the body.

Step 10

Have kids create the head parts by drawing a zig-zag shape on paper.

Step 11

Cut the piece out.

Step 12

Have them cut another, this time a smaller piece out of yellow paper, and glue it on top.

Step 13

The dragon will look fabulous when kids add another smaller piece in red color.

Step 14

Cut out a face-like shape from light blue paper and glue it to the mane.

Step 15

Glue the head to the front part of the body.

Step 16

The dragon needs eyes.

Step 18

It’s time for some detailing! Use black marker and draw zig-zag patterns to the Chinese dragon’s body.

Step 19


Step 20

Your kids’ Chinese dragon is now festive and ready to celebrate!

DIY Easy Chinese Dragon Craft

You can place it anywhere you like.

DIY Easy Chinese Dragon

Have fun!

Easy Chinese Dragon Craft Idea

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