Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet


Make a colorful dragon puppet with streamers to celebrate Chinese New Year. Great classroom activity. Free printable provided.

Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet


  • Free Printable Chinese Dragon Puppet. Print Dragon Here

  • Washable Markers (bright colors-red, green, yellow, blue and orange)

  • Lunch size Paper Bag

  • Elmers Glue

  • Scissors

  • Colored Tissue Paper 1 inch strips


  • Print out dragon head
  • Color with markers and cut out.
  • Glue to bottom of paper bag.
  • Glue strips of tissue under head to form streamers.

Educational Note

The Dragon parade is a special part of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese dragon is a most sacred animal and was the emblem of the Chinese emperors. Once each year, the dragon leads a parade to wish everyone peace, prosperity, and good luck. The dragon which might stretch a hundred feet long, is typically made of silk, paper, and bamboo.