1. Take a square of yellow card and stick on 2 wiggly eyes.
2. Children can then create their own dragon face using a variety of collage materials including scrunched up tissue paper, feathers and pieces of ribbon. Glitter markers can also be used to add a little sparkle. Once the face is finished and the glue dry, the corners of the card can be cut into a rounder shape so that it looks like a dragons head.
Top tip: show children some pictures of a Chinese Dragon and ask them to describe how it looks e.g. big teeth, red nose.
3. For the body a long strip of paper can be folded into a concertina. The Body can also be decorated by drawing on swirls using glitter markers.
4. Stick the concertina body to the back of the dragons head using sticky tape and stick a lolly stick to the back of the dragons body. A curl of ribbon can also be stuck on as a tail.
5. The puppet can then be held using the lolly sticks and used to create stories.
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EYFS learning goals supported by this project
ELGO1 Communication and language development: listening and attention
ELG02 Communications and language development: understanding
ELG04 Physical development: moving and handling co-ordination
ELG06 Personal, social and emotional development: Self confidence and self awareness
ELG10 Literacy development: writing
ELG12 Mathmatics development: shape, space and measures
ELG13 Understanding the world: people and communities
ELG16 Expressive art and design: exploring and using media and materials
ELG17 Expressive arts and design: being imaginative