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How to Make a Paper Plate Dragon


Learn how to make a paper plate dragon with simple materials and paint! So cute and fun for kids – a great summer craft idea.

paper plate dragon

Hello, crafters and dragon enthusiasts! Are you ready to unleash your inner fire-breathing, crafting beast?

Because we are about to dive into the mysterious world paper plate dragons – A place where creativity soars on dragon wings, and the only limit is your imagination (and probably your supply of paper plates).

We’re talking about a craft that’s so simple yet so magical, it’s like discovering a dragon’s lair hidden in your kitchen cupboard. The plates you use for barbecues and birthday cakes are about to get an awesome makeover.

You just need some basic crafting supplies – paper plates, of course, some paint, a dash of Mod Podge, and a sprinkle of creativity. And maybe some glitter, because let’s face it, even dragons enjoy a bit of glitter.

Dragons made of paper plates

And the best part? This dragon paper plate craft is perfect for crafters of all ages and skill levels.

Whether you’re a seasoned knight of the crafting table or a young squire just starting your journey, these dragons will definitely bring a smile to your face and a feeling of pride in your heart.

So, gather your supplies, gather your courage, and get ready to set out on a crafting quest that will take you through enchanted forests and rainbow skies.

By the end of this adventure, you will not only have a fierce paper plate dragon, but also a story of creativity and fun to share for years to come.

Dragon Paper Plate Craft

Are you ready to blow some crafty fire into those paper plates? Let’s spread our wings and dive into a world where dragons are not just mythical beasts, but a crafter’s best friend! Here’s what you’ll need.

collect these supplies

  • Paper plates – about 3 – 5 per dragon
  • Acrylic paint – colors of your choice
  • Mod Podge Sparkle (optional)
  • googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • paper braids
  • craft glue
  • hole punch
  • Sharpie or felt tip black pen
  • pencil
  • paint brushes
  • sponsor

Tips and tricks for this project

If you use thin plates (like those found at Dollar Tree), you may want to glue two together. I found that I needed a little more stability for my dragons.

Keep in mind that you want the edge of the plate to be the edge of the wing. That sounds like so much fun!

I painted the bodies one color and the chests another color. Since dragons have scaly skin I also used sponson to get the mottled look.

Get how to get the printable cards for this kids’ craft below:

prep time
15 minutes

active time
1 Hour 30 minute

total time
1 Hour 45 minutes

Difficulty
Easy

Estimated cost
$1

Material

  • Paper plates – about 3 – 5 per dragon

  • Acrylic paint – colors of your choice

  • Mod Podge Sparkle (optional)

  • googly eyes

  • paper braids

  • craft glue

  • Sharpie or felt tip black pen

tool

  • Scissors

  • hole punch

  • pencil

  • paint brushes

  • sponsor

Did you make this project?

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Aren’t our dragons cute??

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