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Dragon Puppet Origami

Dragon Puppet Origami


Fold a dragon puppet in time for Chinese New Year!

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1. Cut out strips of dragon's body along outer solid line.
Cut out dragon's head and tail along outer solid line. Be sure to snip near head and tail "puppet handles" as indicated with arrows.


2. Use tape or glue to secure areas labeled "A" on dragon body strips as shown. Your strips should be perpendicular (at a right angle).


3a & b. Fold "tail" strip backward as shown.
c. Fold "head" strip back and up as shown.
d. Your dragon body should appear as shown.


4a. Fold "tail" strip back.
b. Fold "head" strip back and down as shown.
c. Your dragon body should appear as shown.
d. Repeat the folds, alternating the "tail" and "head" strips until your dragon's body resembles an accordian. Secure the end of the body with tape or glue.


5a. Fold dragon's head back along center line.
b,c &d. Fold puppet handle as shown and secure with tape or glue.


6a. Fold dragon's tail back along center line.
b,c &d. Fold puppet handle as shown and secure with tape or glue.


7. Glue or tape dragon's head and tail to body. Your puppet is pau (finished)!

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