Dragon Paper Plate Mask

Seeking a fun and creative method to celebrate the Chinese New Year? Our DIY dragon mask is the perfect choice. This simple craft suits both kids and adults, offering a fantastic opportunity to unleash your creativity!

Dragon Paper Plate Mask

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

30 Minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take a large paper plate and turn it upside down so the white side is facing up. Use a pencil to draw the shape of the dragon’s head, then cut this shape out.
  2. Hold the mask up to your face and mark where your eyes are. Then cut out two eye holes using scissors.
  3. Cover most of the mask in red paint, leaving the horns and the patterns at the side. Then either use a yellow deco pen or yellow paint to colour the sides in yellow.
  4. Use a black pen, or black paint, to colour the two horns and to draw two nostrils at the bottom of the nose.
  5. Decorate around the eyes using self adhesive gold pearls.
  6. Cut a small hole in each side of the mask, then thread the black elastic through the holes and tie in place to finish the mask.
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Top Tip

Measure the elastic around your head before attaching it to the mask to make sure it will fit.