Students will create a paper Chinese dragon puppet to celebratethe Chinese NewYear.
1. Cut a red sheet of paper in half lengthwise sothat you have a sheet of paper that is 4 1/4 by 11inches.2. Fold the sheet of red paper accordion style andset aside.3. Print dragon head template and cut out. Tracethe head shape onto red paper and cut.4. Trace the teeth and eye pieces onto white paper and cut.5. Trace head decorations onto colored paper andcut.6. Cut a 3 inch by 1.5 inch rectangle. Cut rectangleinto strips to create a beard.7. Assemble the dragon head as shown in the pic-ture. Add sequins for eyes and nostrils.8. Glue dragon head to the body.9. Glue strips of paper or curling ribbon to the back of the body to make a tail.10. Tape straws to the head and tail to complete the puppet
Week Three, Day Four
The Chinese dragondance symbolizes the bringing of good luck and successful crops inthe coming year.