Papier Mache Dragon Egg

Papier Mache is a great medium to work with, we use it quite a lot and have made Caves, Volcanoes, and Dragon and Dinosaur eggs. This time, we have made a Dragon Egg, although it can be easily re-purposed to a Dinosaur Egg.

Papier Mache Dragon Egg

You will need:

  • Old Newspapers
  • PVA glue and water
  • Paint brushes
  • Ready Mixed Paint
  • A balloon
  • A mixing bowl

Shred your newspaper into approx 1 inch strips and mix your PVA – 1/2 PVA to 1/2 water.

Blow up your balloon and tie, then cover the balloon in the strips of paper and pva mixture until you have done 3 layers in total. Allow this to dry overnight – we pegged ours up by the knot to dry.

Papier Mache Dragon Egg

Next, we cut the top so that we could put our dragon inside, but you could leave it whole.

We painted our egg, splattering it with a contrasting colour and then let it dry.

You could make a variety of eggs and add them to a nest as Dragon Eggs or Dinosaur Eggs for children to discover, some with broken shells.

Papier Mache Dragon Egg

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Published by Charlotte Parry

Hello. I am a mum to 3 boys! Sharing our play ideas and activities and inspiration for toddlers and children. From tuff tray play to sensory play, small world play, cardboard crafts and outdoor play.

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