My step son requested a super dragon/monster creation for his Valentine Box this year. His class does a contest each year and he was really hoping to snag a prize for having the most creative or best.
I think he has a pretty good chance of winning, if I can say so myself!
I should have kept track of construction details; oopse! I will do my best to explain some of the details and if you have questions, leave me a comment!
- The head & body bases were two milk jugs.
- The red spikes down the back were made with cereal box cardboard and red felt.
- The eyes were made with craft foam and Battery Operated Tea Light Candles. We used the craft foam to make little pockets for the candles, and were able to remove the ‘flame’ portion of the candle so that only the light was left being.
- The tongue was made with two layers of felt with a few pipe cleaners glued between to make it possible to shape the tongue.
- The arms and feet were made with cardboard and the heart the dragon is holding was construction paper.
- The teeth were just cut into the jug and we used white craft paint once the all-over fluorescent green spray paint had dried. We also attached some crumpled up red tissue paper to the inside of the mouth to emphasis the red inside.
- The tail was made with more felt and pipe cleaners and the ball on the tail was a styrofoam balll with broken pieces of plastic forks.
- Everything was assembled and attached with about a million glue sticks and a hot glue gun.
One of my personal favorite features of this Valentine Box was that it had a handle!