Do you have a child who loves the enchanting worlds found in fairy tales? There’s something truly magical about the way stories can transport young minds to far off lands filled with knights, princesses, and, of course, dragons!
With this dragon puppet craft and your child’s imagination, they can bring their own dragon to life to soar through the skies! Transforming a simple paper bag into a fairy tale creature is an exciting project that promises hours of fun and imaginative play.
The process of crafting and being creative also gives kids a chance to hone essential skills like mastering scissor techniques, following step-by-step instructions, and hand-eye coordination.
Explore a world of imagination with even more paper bag puppets. There are so many templates to choose from that kids will love to use to put on a puppet show or play pretend!
How To Make A Dragon Puppet
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Are you ready to see your kiddo’s eyes light up with excitement when they make this dragon puppet? Then it’s time to gather up some basic materials along with a paper bag and our free dragon template to watch the magic unfold.
- Brown Paper Bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Dragon Template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
Download the dragon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by placing the eyes on both sides of the nose, then glue them down.
Place the eyebrows just above both eyes and glue them in place.
Create 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 back of the dragon’s mouth using glue.
Glue the belly piece to the dragon’s body, then glue the completed body to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
Next, glue the head to the top portion of the brown bag.
Finish up by assembling the wings by gluing the inner wings to the outer wings. Then, place the wings inside the folded part of the paper and glue them in place.
Be sure to check out our animal crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more cool crafts!
Ideas For Kids
Fairy Tale Themed Ideas
Step into the enchanting world of fairy tales, where fantastic characters come to life! If you’re on the lookout for enchanting ways to captivate young minds while fostering a love for learning, you’re in the right place.
We’ve gathered several crafts and activities inspired by timeless fairy tales. Read on below to discover books that transport kids to distant lands, hands-on crafts that let imaginations run wild, and educational activities that are designed to make learning fun!
Fairy Tale Books For Kids
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.
Fairy Tale Crafts For Kids
Snowglobe Frozen Craft – Turn a fairy tale into hands-on fun with this cute paper craft! Kids will love creating their snow globes with The Snow Queen herself, Elsa, from the inspired movie, Frozen.
Mermaid Paper Craft – Kids can transform paper into a whimsical underwater friend, making fairy tales come alive through the fun of crafting! The Little Mermaid will come to life as they craft their very own mermaid using our free template.
Tissue Paper Apple Craft – Create the iconic apple from the tale of Snow White using tissue paper. Kids will be able to transform ordinary supplies into a wickedly fun project, making fairy tales come alive with a twist!
Goat Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Kids can create their own goat puppet and act out the classic tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. They’ll turn a simple paper bag into a storytelling masterpiece, and create fun memories through imaginative play.
Fairy Tale Activities
Incorporate our frog cutting practice worksheets when reading the tale of The Frog Prince with your kiddos! They can extend the timeless tale to their scissor skill practice with these frog worksheets.
These sheets will help enhance hand-eye coordination, grip strength, and bilateral coordination as they cut along the lines. Kids will also engage in counting, matching, and fine motor skill development while learning about these fascinating amphibians with the matching activity and counting worksheet.
Go on a sweet adventure with our gingerbread color by numbers! Perfectly paired with the tale of Hansel and Gretel, these adorable worksheets add a dash of fun to learning.
As kids bring the gingerbread characters to life through matching colors and numbers, they’ll reinforce number recognition, improve concentration, and create vibrant masterpieces. Enhance the storytelling experience by adding in a sprinkle of creativity with these pages!
Dive into the story of Pinocchio with our fun whale dot to dots! Choose from three illustrations, each offering a unique challenge. As children connect the dots, they’ll reveal these magnificent whales while also reinforcing counting, number recognition, and sequencing skills.
Let their creativity flow as they personalize these sea creatures with colors, turning learning into an oceanic adventure that perfectly complements the magic of Pinocchio’s tale!
This Little Red Riding Hood sequencing activity becomes a dynamic tool for young learners to practice ordering events and comprehension. After immersing in the beloved tale, this printable is a perfect way for preschoolers to enhance comprehension skills and reinforce the sequence of events in a fun, interactive way.
Turn story time into a valuable learning experience with this engaging activity that has kids retelling the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood.
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More Fun Ideas For Kids
- Paper Bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Dragon Template
- Download the dragon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by placing the eyes on both sides of the nose, then glue them down.
- Place the eyebrows just above both eyes and glue them in place.
- Create 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 back of the dragon’s mouth using glue.
- Glue the belly piece to the dragon's body, then glue the completed body to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
- Next, glue the head to the top portion of the brown bag.
- Finish up by assembling the wings, and gluing the inner wings to the outer wings. Then, place the wings inside the folded part of the paper and glue them in place.