Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Chinese New Year Dragons (oil pastel and wool)

It was Chinese New Year on the 31st January 2014 and to celebrate we made some lovely Chinese New Year Dragons to bring good luck to our families for the next year.

I can't take the credit for this idea - I spied it on Pinterest here.

Chinese Dragons are a symbol of good fortune. In ancient China, dragons did not breathe fire. Dragons were wise and caring. They guarded the wind, the rain, the rivers, precious metals and gems.  They were believed to have magical qualities and be a combination of 9 animals:
  • Belly like a reptile
  • Horns like a deer
  • Head like a camel
  • Eyes like a rabbit
  • Neck like a snake
  • Ears like a cow
  • Scales like a fish
  • Claws like an eagle
  • Paws like a tiger

What you need:
  • Black paper
  • Wool / yarn
  • Glue
  • Oil Pastels
  • Glitter (optional)
How to:

Week 1 -
  • With a pencil draw a squiggle line on the black paper to represent the dragons body
  • Go over this with glue
  • Stick a piece of wool to the glue
  • Leave to dry
Week 2 -
  • Draw the rest of the dragons body, head and features using oil pastels
  • Add glue and glitter (optional)
The Results:


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