Welcome to the Dragon's Lair!
What’s in your Box?
- A collectible ‘Imagine Your Story’ tag!
- A yummy “Dragons Love Tacos” themed snack – Corn chips with taco sauce, and Dragon Whispers to wash it down (youtube reading below)
- Craft supplies (instructions found below)
- Coloring pages for some quiet fun
- A crystal and/or a rock to paint a dazzling Dragon’s Eye
- a baby dragon in an egg!
Flying Dragon Craft (Family Reader boxes)
- cardboard tube and green paper
- googly eyes
- from home: glue, scissors, marker
- Cover the cardboard tube with green paper for the body
- cut out wings, head and tail
- draw a face on the head and glue on the eyes
- attach the wings, etc to the body. add some tissue flames, if you like.
- loop the yarn over a doorknob, pass the ends through the tube, and pull the strings apart to make the dragon fly!
Detailed instructions and photos are HERE
Dragon Marionette (Independent Reader boxes)
- foam bits
- green paper & “flame” tissue
- cotton ball eyes
- yarn – 1 long, 2 short
- from home: marker, glue, scissors, pencil for poking holes
Summary -watch Miss Heather’s video below!
- cut one black tube into four rings
- thread colored rings and short black rings onto long piece of yarn, alternating colors
- use a pencil to poke a hole in one black tube, about 1/2″ from end. run your yarn in the end of the tube and out the new hole
- thread on another black tube
- poke another hole 1/2″ from end on a back tube, then flip the tube and make another hole on the opposite end and opposite side. run your yarn in one hole, and out the other
- cut out feet and wings. attach feet to either end of short strings and drape them over a body segment. tape or glue on your wings.
- glue on cotton ball eyes (use a marker to make the pupils) and add some tissue flames to the mouth
This craft was adapted from the one we found HERE
- crystal cabochon and/or rocks
- from home: acrylic paint and small brush or nail polish or paint markers or whatever you have for rock painting
Watch the video to see how to paint a dragon eye on the bottom of your crystal. You can use paint or nail polish. Some boxes also have a rock or two…
Need ideas? see our Dragon Eye Pinterest Board for pictures and tutorials
Miss Heather’s favorite Dragon Books
Dragon’s love Tacos by Adam Rubin (picture)
Kenny & The Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi (JF)
Hatching Magic by Ann Downer (JF)
Eragon Series by Christopher Paolini (middle/high school)
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (teen/adult)
More Great Dragon Fun!