From magical dragon eggs to a no-sew mask, we’ve rounded up fun projects to make your little ones roar

They soar through your little adventurer’s imagination breathing fire, challenging knights of the realm, and guarding magical eggs against would-be thieves. In short, dragons are epic. And your half-pint can’t get enough of them. Indulge their fiery dreams with one of our favorite dragon crafts. And, since 2024 is the Year of the Dragon according to the lunar calendar, even more reason to break out the supplies and get crafty just in time for the Lunar New Year.

Geometric Shapes Dragon

This is the perfect dragon craft for preschoolers. You can cut out the shapes in advance and use other fun things to make each one unique.

Dazzling Dragon Egg

a cool dragon egg craft
Quite Frankly She Said

After you decorate dazzling dragon’s eggs, pretend to be Harry Potter whisking it out from under the Hungarian Horntail’s nose, while your Gryffindor team cheers you on. Get the details from Quite Frankly She Said.

Chinese Dragon Craft

a picture of a dragon craft
No Time for Flashcards

Bet you can’t guess what gives this Chinese dragon craft its scaly design. Find out at No Time for Flashcards, where easy step-by-step instructions walk you through this serpentine creation.

No-Sew Dragon Mask

no-sew dragon craft mask for kids
Lia Griffith

Cut and paste this adorable no-sew dragon mask that’ll transform your mini spitfire into one fierce fire-breather. Get the details from Lia Griffith.

Paper Plate Flying Dragons

a picture of a paper plate dragon craft
Pink Stripey Socks

Take to the skies when you engineer flying dragons. To complete this simple project, you need paper plates, paints or markers, and the downloadable template designed by Pink Stripey Socks. Print, cut, color, play!

Dragon's Eyes

a picture of painted dragon eyes
Allison Sutcliffe

Paint gleaming dragon’s eyes with this painless craft. We love the big payout this quick, arty activity has for tiny dragon lovers. To make your own, check out the how-to video from Our Peaceful Planet.

Related: 12 Easy Lunar New Year Projects for Kids

Toilet Paper Roll Dragon

Create a fire-breathing dragon with leftover toilet paper rolls. One Little Project spells out the need-to-know info to make this manually activated, monstrously fun craft.

Letter D Craft

No Time for Flashcards

Educate your preschoolers with this Dragon D craft. Designed by Allison at No Time for Flashcards, it’s as simple as A-B-C-D to make!

Dragon Hand Puppets

a picture of a cute dragon hand puppet
Ruffles and Rainboots

Colored construction paper is the main ingredient for this delightfully easy-to-put-together dragon hand puppet, designed by Sarah at Ruffles and Rainboots. We love these playful guys!

Origami Dragon Craft

This Origami dragon craft is easier than it looks! Check out this easy tutorial to get started.

Fire-Breathing Dragon Craft

Why not pair a reading session with your afternoon crafting time? Think Dragons Love Tacos, The Paper Bag Princess, or Don’t Wake the Dragon.

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