Chinese Dragon Mask

Create this easy paper Chinese dragon mask from a printable dragon mask template.

Safety Tips

  • Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Chinese Dragon Mask craft

Materials

  • A4 or Letter size card stock
  • Any coloring or painting material
  • Elastic string
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Scotch tape
  • Crepe paper strips (optional)

Steps

Step 1 Chinese Dragon Mask craft 1. Print out this dragon mask template on A4 or Letter size card stock.
Step 2 Chinese Dragon Mask craft 2. Color the mask using any coloring or painting material. Color the dragon as you please or use some popular Chinese dragon color combinations such as red and yellow. You can do a quick image search in the web and see the variety and richness of dragon colors and designs used in dragon dances during the Chinese New Year festivities.
Step 3 Chinese Dragon Mask craft 3. Continue coloring until you have covered the entire mask. You need not color inside the eye holes.
Step 4 Chinese Dragon Mask craft 4. Cut out the mask.
Step 5 Chinese Dragon Mask craft Ask for an adult's help5. Cut out the eye holes as well.
Step 6 Chinese Dragon Mask craft 6. There are two little circles on either side of the mask for attaching an elastic band. Before punching a hole on each circle, you can place scotch tape over each hole, folding it all the way to the back of the mask. This will prevent the paper mask from tearing easily when worn.
Step 7 Chinese Dragon Mask craft 7. Cut an elastic string to fit around your head. Knot the ends of the string on the mask's side holes.
Step 8 Chinese Dragon Mask craft 8. Try on the mask, and if necessary, adjust the length of the string for a comfortable fit.
Step 9a Chinese Dragon Mask craft 9. As an option, you can cut crepe paper strips and glue them at the back of the mask, right along the bottom edge.

Enjoy wearing your dragon mask!

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