10 minute Crafts: Hatching Dragon Eggs

Today, Beanie came back from school with a drawing of a chick coming out of an egg. It was pretty cute and I thought we could do something inspired by it at home.

An hour later and the children were moaning about being bored. Luckily I had an idea!

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs

I am useless at drawing, so when I needed a tutorial to draw a cute dragon, I turned to Pinterest (naturally!).

This tutorial is pretty good, but with younger ones, you will have to break it down and draw along with them, line by line, using a pencil first.

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs - Beanie Getting Started

Beanie (5 years 5 months) and Crevette (7 years 7 months) really enjoyed it and it took them less than 5 minutes to complete their sketches.

Beanie:

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs - Beanie

Crevette:

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs - Crevette's Dragon

 

Once we had drawn out dragons in pencil, we drew over the dragons in black pen and erased all our pencil marks before colouring.

 

What You Need:

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs - What You Need

Dragon Template
White paper
Pencil
Black pen
Rubber
Glue
Foam card
Hole punch
brad
What to Do:

Draw the outline of the dragon in pencil.

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs - Pencil

Draw over the lines you want to keep, in black pen.

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs - Using Template

Rub all pencil marks once the black pen has dried.

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs - Rub Pencil

Colour the dragon.

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs - Stick and Cut

Stick your dragon into foam card.

Cut the silhouette of the dragon.

Place the dragon over a colourful piece of foam card and trace an egg shape, slightly larger than the dragon.

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Egg

Cut a zigzag line in the middle of the egg.

Hole punch two extremities of the egg (right hand side) as well as the tail of the dragon.

Secure all three parts with a brad.

Tadah!

10 minute Crafts - Hatching Dragon Eggs - Happy Jumpy

 

If you are looking for quick and easy activities to do on a rainy day with your children, why not try our bunny buntingwashi tape cards, toilet paper roll bunnies, reindeer lanterns, cute button card, paper cup dragon, finger painting, bath painting, thumbprint art, heart-themed crafts, an embroidered canvas , a stained-glass picture or even make your own play dough?

 

Disclosure: Bostik sent us a selection of crafting supplies free of charge as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers’ Club. All photos and opinions are my own.

 

 

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Comments

  1. How adorable is this crafting project! My kids would love to make something like this! 🙂

    • Thanks Elizabeth! We had a lot of fun and there’s nothing like a quick project… no time to get bored of it!

  2. Hannah Wood says:

    Oh wow this is so cool would not of thought about this.

  3. oh how cute is this and what an amazing thing to make so much fun

  4. Kaz & Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex) says:

    Oh I love these – how cute! Pickle loves Dragons – we had the Bostik box too and loved all the dragony stuff! Kaz x

  5. Helen Clark says:

    What a brilliant idea! Dragon eggs are so much more exciting than chicks.

  6. Angela Milnes says:

    oh what a cool idea! I used to do drawing tutorials from a book when I was a child and memorized certain animals and it’s always been useful. Angela

  7. Oh gosh that is so cute <3 what a lovely idea and cute dragon! x

  8. I am useless at drawing too so I admire the drawing talent when I see it. Great photos.

    • Thanks lovely. Those little tutorials online are just brilliant. I wish they’d been around when I was little. I’d probably be much better at drawing!

  9. serenityyou says:

    really love this one!! We have made some like this last year with chicks

  10. laurahartleyy says:

    Aww this is so cute!!! Fantastic guide on how to draw a dragon, it makes it look so simple!

  11. Brilliant, anything with dragons in must be good 🙂

  12. Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D) says:

    Your dragon looks lovely and I love the creations that the kids sketched.

  13. These look like great fun, makes a change from a chick, and my two youngest are dragon crazy!

Thanks for taking the time to write a little message. Comments always make me smile! x Mel