Arts & Crafts

Paper Chain Dragon

Paper Chain Dragon
Photo by: masamom

masamom Submitted by: masamom

Celebrate Chinese New Year with an easy craft.

30 minutes
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots


  • Construction paper (Assorted colors)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Green construction paper
  • Red construction paper
  • White construction paper


  1. Cut rectangular strips from assorted color construction paper.
  2. Create first chain loop by twisting strip to form a circle. Glue ends together to secure.
  3. Form remaining chain loops by placing a paper strip inside already formed loop and securing new loop with glue.
  4. Repeat Step 2 until chain reaches desired length. Set aside to dry.
  5. Cut a semi-circle from green construction paper.
  6. Cut a slithery tongue shape from the red construction paper.
  7. Glue the red tongue onto the bottom of the green semi-circle so that it sticks out over the edge of the green face.
  8. Cut two circular eyes from the white construction paper. Draw black circles in the center to complete the eyes.
  9. Glue eyes on the top side of the green semi-circle.
  10. Glue completed head onto the first chain in the loop.
  11. Decorate further as desired.

Developmental skills