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1307-3 China
Dragon Mask

Designed by Patty Cox

When the first New Moon enters the sign of Aquarius it’s time to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Farmers and merchants perform lion and dragon dances to bring prosperity for the future. Create your own dragon mask and join the celebration!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 1 to 6

Skill Level: Easy

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Chinese New Year
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time Needed for Project:
1 hour plus drying time

This project features notes or instructions in Adobe Reader format. If you
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Main supplies:

  • Cardstock or construction paper – assorted colors
  • Flat back gemstones and sequins – assorted colors
  • Elmer’s® 3D™ Washable Paint Pens – glitter colors
  • Stretch cord
  • Elmer’s® Gel Glue Stick
  • Elmer’s® Craft Bond™ Tacky Glue
  • Insert images of paint pens, glue stick, and tacky glue to side of Main Supplies list


Chinese Dragon Mask Pattern (PDF)

Basic Supplies:

  • Hole punch
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


1.  Cut out pattern pieces. Trace the face pattern on cardstock. The outline of the face, forehead, nose, and teeth are one-half of the pattern. You will need to flip the pattern to complete the outline of the mask.
2.  Use the mask pattern provided for the decorative dimensional pieces. Trace on cardstock. Using a glue stick, glue some of the pieces to a contrasting color of cardstock. Cut around the second color about ½” away from the edge, creating a border. Glue the shapes to the front of the mask.
3.  Trace patterns for swirl designs on the front of the mask. Then color with glitter paint pens.
4.  Decorate with dots of glitter. Use Tacky Glue to secure sequins, rhinestones, and other embellishments.
5.  Make a small hole on each side of the mask. Attach stretch cord.
6.  Optional: mount on foam board.

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