Children’s love for the enchanting world of fairy tales unlocks their big imaginations. As they immerse themselves in tales of brave knights and mystical creatures, they are also learning to be creative.
Bring one of those magical creatures to life with this hands-on dragon headband craft. Your little ones will love creating a fire-breathing dragon and customize it with their favorite colors.
Making this dragon also provides a chance for skill development. As kids craft, they’ll be able to hone their fine motor skills, scissor skills, and ability to follow instructions. Once it’s completed, it’ll also provide hours of fun pretend play using their imaginations.
It’s even a great activity to use for a Chinese New Year dragon craft!
Ready for more crafting fun? Explore a variety of headband crafts to find imaginative projects that let kids use their imaginations and creativity while getting crafty.
Dragon Fairy Tale Craft
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All you’ll need are some readily available items around the house, and our free dragon headband template.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Dragon Template (click the “click here to get your freebie” image at the end)
Download the dragon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by creating the dragon fire with a piece of yellow and red paper. Use glue to attach the yellow paper on top of the red paper.
Attach the fire to the dragon’s mouth using glue.
Next, glue the nose just above the mouth.
Place the eyes on both sides of the nose, then glue them down.
Place the eyebrows just above both eyes and glue them in place.
Glue the dragon’s small horns down in the middle of the head and then attach the large horns to the top of the head on both sides.
Create the ears by gluing the top of the ears to the top of the bottom of the ears piece, then glue the completed ears to the back and sides of the head.
Finish up by taping the extenders on both sides of the headband base.
Kids will also surely love creating our other animal crafts. Be sure to check them while you’re here!
More Fun Ideas For Kids
Fairy Tale Ideas For Kids
Ready for more enchanting tales and creative adventures? Discover a treasure chest full of ideas that will keep your little ones’ imaginations soaring. From knights in shining armor to princesses in magical realms, the possibilities are endless.
Explore some ideas where every craft is a doorway to a new and exciting story waiting to be told. These fun adventures not only entertain, but also provide valuable learning experiences, so don’t forget to bookmark the ones that your kiddos will love. Their next magical adventure awaits!
Fairy Tales Children’s Books
The Princess and the Pea – “Princess and the Pea” by Dubravka Kolanovic is a charming rendition of the classic fairy tale about a prince’s quest for a genuine princess. The captivating story, enhanced by whimsical illustrations, explores themes of sensitivity, honesty, and true love, making it an enchanting bedtime read for children.
The Three Little Pigs – The Three Little Pigs is a vibrant reimagining of the beloved classic tale, perfect for children aged 2-4 years. This book, with its bold illustrations and engaging narrative, not only entertains but also imparts valuable life lessons. It’s an ideal pick for parents seeking a classic and educational bedtime story for their little ones.
Jack and the Beanstalk – This is a captivating picture book that brings to life the classic tale with beautiful illustrations and engaging narrative. Suitable for children aged 3-7 years, this book delivers gentle life lessons through Jack’s thrilling encounter with a giant atop a magical beanstalk. It’s an excellent pick for parents wanting to introduce their children to the enchanting world of fairy tales.
Fairytale Crafts For Kids
Princess Paper Bag Puppet – Get ready for a royal adventure! Transform a simple paper bag into a princess puppet and bring the timeless tale of The Princess and the Pea to life. It’s a whimsical craft that turns storytelling into an enchanting experience fit for little royalty.
Frog Headband Printable – Ribbit your way into a fairy tale adventure making a frog headband. With a simple color-in version for the littlest crafters or a DIY paper craft option, kids of all ages can leap into the magic of The Frog Prince story.
Paper Bag Pig Craft – Have some fun making this cute pig puppet. It’s the perfect prop for bringing The Three Little Pigs story to life. This craft is simple, interactive, and perfect for crafting memorable moments with your little ones!
Handprint Swan – Bring The Ugly Duckling to life with this handprint swan craft. Transform your little ones’ handprints into graceful swans, and let the magic of storytelling unfold with this beautiful and personalized craft.
Fairy Tale Kids’ Activities
Our enchanting unicorn worksheets are a fun way to get your little ones excited to learn. The free printables including handwriting practice, label a unicorn, and a letter U maze will make education magical.
As kids trace, cut, and navigate the maze, they’ll effortlessly enhance their handwriting, spelling, and letter recognition skills. Break out the pencils, scissors, and crayons for some learning fun with a touch of unicorn magic!
Ready for some coloring fun with our gingerbread man color by numbers? They feature three pages of a gingerbread boy, gingerbread girl, and gingerbread house that are revealed as kids color in each number.
These printables offer a fun way to blend creativity with learning by enhancing crucial skills like color recognition, number recognition, and fine motor skills. If your little ones can’t read yet, just fill in the key at the bottom of the page with the color so they can match the numbers and colors in the illustration.
Let’s go on a storytelling adventure with this 3 Little Pigs sequencing crown! As kids create this engaging paper crown, they’ll explain the tale by placing story events in chronological order.
This hands-on activity enhances fine motor skills while also fostering comprehension by helping children identify the story’s beginning, middle, and end. Let them immerse themselves in the world of storytelling, combining creativity and learning in a memorable way.
Get ready for a magical blend of science and fairy tales! This fairy tale science for preschoolers combines simple sensory activities with fascinating chemical reactions that fizz and foam.
Watch the delight on little faces as they squirt frozen treasure boxes, unleashing sparkling foams and cool reactions. This experiment will have kids exploring a world of wonder where curiosity meets science, creating an enchanting experience that will have kids eager for more magical experiments!
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Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Dragon Template
- Download the dragon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by creating the dragon fire with a piece of yellow and red paper. Use glue to attach the yellow paper on top of the red paper.
- Attach the fire to the dragon’s mouth using glue.
- Next, glue the nose just above the mouth.
- Place the eyes on both sides of the nose, then glue them down.
- Place the eyebrows just above both eyes and glue them in place.
- Glue the dragon’s small horns down in the middle of the head and then attach the large horns to the top of the head on both sides.
- Create the ears by gluing the top of the ears to the top of the bottom of the ears piece, then glue the completed ears to the back and sides of the head.
- Finish up by taping the extenders on both sides of the headband base.