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Dancing Lion or Dragon Toy

Make a dancing paper lion or dragon toy for Chinese New Year

Traditionally, on Chinese New Year, two people wear a huge lion or dragon costume and dance. This toy is a tiny paper version of this traditional puppet.

You will need:

  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or markers
  • Glue, tape
  • 2 wooden barbeque skewers (or 2 straws or disposable chopsticks)
  • Optional glitter, feathers

Draw thehead and tail of a lion or dragon on a piece of paper.

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Cut the head and tail out and decorate with bright colors. Optional: Decorate with glitter and feathers.

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Fold a piece of paper in half the long way. Cut along the fold line, making two long rectangles.

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Fold each piece of paper up like an accordion. Glue or tape the two pieces together, forming one long piece that will be the animal's body.

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Glue or tape one end of the body to the head. Glue or tape the other end of the body to the tail.

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Tape one skewer (or straw) to the head and the other skewer (or straw) onto the tail.
You now have a dragon or lion that can dance for Chinese New Year.

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