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!
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.
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.
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:
What to Do:
Draw the outline of the dragon in pencil.
Draw over the lines you want to keep, in black pen.
Rub all pencil marks once the black pen has dried.
Colour the dragon.
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.
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.
If you are looking for quick and easy activities to do on a rainy day with your children, why not try our bunny bunting, washi 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.