Mythical creatures are always interesting and we used a recycled paper towel roll to make this fun one!

Start with:

  • Paper Towel Roll
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Cardboard
  • Cardstock
  • Plastic Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Paint a paper towel roll and some extra cardboard. Allow them to dry.

Step 2: Cut halfway through the paper towel roll until reaching the last 3 inches or so. These need to remain uncut for the dragon's head.

Step 3: Gently bend between each of the cuts to bend the tube into an arch shape.

Step 4: Add eyes to the uncut portion of the paper towel roll.

Step 5: Cut strips of colored cardstock. Roll the ends by wrapping around a finger or pencil.

Step 6: Glue the colored cardstock to the dragon's mouth for flames.

Step 7: Cut wings from painted cardboard.

Step 8: Glue the wings onto the dragon's body.

Step 9: Cut a tail from painted cardboard. We added an upside down heart shape to the end of the tail.

Step 10: Glue the tail to the end of the tube.

So fun to use recycled materials and turn them into something new!