Children can discover places filled with dragons, castles, and brave heroes when they read fairy tales and fantasy stories. These tales spark imagination, nurture creativity, and play a role in fostering a love for storytelling.
Bring one of those fantastical creatures off the pages and bring it to life with this fun and creative torn paper dragon craft!
Encourage your little ones to create their own dragon by tearing colorful paper. This fun and easy project allows kids to transform simple materials into mythical creatures that can leap off the page with their imaginations.
As children tear and glue the pieces of paper, they’ll refine their fine motor skills and enhance hand-eye coordination, all while having a blast crafting their very own fairy tale companion.
Beyond the dragon’s lair, there are countless other torn paper crafts waiting to be discovered, each offering a unique adventure for your young crafters.
Ripped Paper Dragon Idea
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We’ve provided a free dragon template to make this crafting adventure even easier on you. Read down below for the list of supplies needed and the template you can download and print.
- Colored cardstock
- 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 spreading glue over a whole section of dragon background paper
Next, start tearing the green paper into small pieces. Then, begin gluing them on all parts of the dragon’s body.
Attach the belly to the bottom section of the dragon using glue.
Place the frills on both sides of the head using glue.
Take the two large horns and glue them to the top and front of the dragon’s head. Then glue the small horns in the middle of the head.
Next, glue both eyes in the middle of the head.
Finish up by using the marker to draw the eyebrows, nose, and mouth.
We think your kids will love creating cool stuff like this! Be sure to check out some of our other favorite animal crafts for your kiddos while you’re here!
Ideas For Kids
Fairy Tale Ideas For Kids
Once upon a time in a land not so far away, kids were on a magical journey learning while having fun! Get your kids ready to go on the same adventure where creativity meets education with some fairy tale ideas for kids.
Join us below as we share a treasure trove of books, crafts, and activities that will have your children wanting to explore, learn, and let their imaginations run wild!
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.
Wolf Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Take a simple paper bag and turn it into a wolf puppet to bring the tale of The Boy Who Cried Wolf to life! Let the adventure unfold as kids use their creativity and imagination when they make and play with their new puppets.
Squirrel Craft – Kids can create this cute squirrel to be Sybil from the book Rumplesnakeskin a retelling of the story, Rumplestiltskin. Let their creativity flourish in this fun companion craft to this fairy tale with a twist!
Printable Chick Craft – “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” That’s what kids will exclaim like Chicken Little did when an acorn hit her on the head when they make their new chick paper craft.
Pig Headband Craft – Kids can act out the story of The Three Little Pigs when they wear their new pig headband! Grab the free template and get started on this oink-tastic crafting adventure with your little ones.
Fairy Tale Preschool Activities
Roar into learning fun with our captivating lion worksheets! After the exciting adventure of Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion, these engaging activities will be the perfect accompaniment.
Practice handwriting with ‘Ll’ is for lion, label the majestic cat, and navigate the ‘Ll’ letter maze. These purr-fectly designed worksheets offer a roaring good time while reinforcing key skills.
Swing into scissor skills fun with our free printable monkey cutting activity pages! Inspired by The Monkey and the Crocodile, these four playful sheets make learning a blast. Count cheeky monkeys, match them up, and master the art of using scissors like a pro.
Engage little ones in a hands-on adventure that enhances both counting abilities and fine motor skills. These entertaining pages turn cutting practice into a fun journey through the jungle of learning!
For a fantastic way to practice story sequencing and boost reading comprehension with your young learners, use The Frog Prince sequencing printables. As you read the story aloud, children can arrange pictures in the correct order, to sequence the story.
After completion, let them retell the magical tale to friends and family for an enjoyable and effective method to assess their comprehension skills. Make learning magical with this engaging activity!
Dive into the timeless tale with this The Three Little Pigs Unit Study! It’s more than just a fun story, it explores themes of bullying, problem solving, and overcoming challenges.
Your children will set out on an educational adventure, honing skills in art, fine motor skills, handwriting, math, reading, and language arts. Encourage their creativity and intellect as they engage with this multifaceted study, making learning an exciting journey filled with valuable lessons and fun exploration!
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More Fun Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Construction paper
- Dragon Template
- Download the dragon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by spreading glue over a whole section of dragon background paper.
- Next, start tearing the green paper into small pieces. Then, begin gluing them on all parts of the dragon's body.
- Attach the belly to the bottom section of the dragon using glue.
- Place the frills on both sides of the head using glue.
- Take the two large horns and glue them to the top and front of the dragon’s head. Then glue the small horns in the middle of the head.
- Next, glue both eyes in the middle of the head.
- Finish up by using the marker to draw the eyebrows, nose, and mouth.