Dragon Mobile

Dragon Mobile

What You'' Need:

12" Dowel Rod
7" Green or White Paper Plates
15mm Chenille Stems
6mm Chenille Stems in Assorted Colors
Neon Assorted Poms
Basic Red Ribbon
10mm Wiggle Eyes
4mm Half Round Eyes
Green Bakers Twine
Green Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Blue Acrylic Paint
Round Sponge Dabbers
Paper Punch
Plate for Paint

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour

How to Make a Dragon Mobile

Have your child's imagination fly high with this DIY Dragon Mobile. Your child will feel like they are in a fairy tale with these fire-breathing dragons over their head! Get started on your mobile today!
  • 1 Fold & cut plates

    Fold 2 plates in half and cut along the fold line. You will use 3 plate halves to form the dragon's wings. Cut a scalloped edge along the cut edge.

  • 2 Fold & punch holes

    Fold each piece in half. Punch 2 holes along the fold line on each half.

  • 3 Apply paint dots

    Use a sponge dabber to apply paint dots to the 3 wings. Set aside to dry.

  • 4 Cut ribbon

    Cut 3 sections of red ribbon 4" long. Cut ends into dovetails.

  • 5 Make the dragon's face

    Take a 15mm stem and wrap the end around a 40mm pom for the head. Slide a ribbon between the pom and chenille for a fire mouth. Glue on the wiggle eyes and 2 half round eyes for the nostrils.

  • 6 Slide the stem

    With the curved side of the plate close to the head, slide the other end of the stem up and over then down through the holes on the wing plate.

  • 7 Wrap the tail

    Wrap the tail end around a 20mm pom.

  • 8 Make arms and legs

    Cut a 6mm stem in half. Twist the 2 stems around the body for arms and legs.

  • 9 Repeat

    Repeat steps to make 2 more dragons.

  • 10 Attach middle dragon

    Cut a 24" length of bakers twine, tie one end at 10" down to the center of the dowel rod and the other end to the center of the dragon.

  • 11 Attach end dragons

    Cut 2, 16" length of bakers twine. Tie the centers onto each end of the dowel rod and then tie a dragon onto each.

  • 12 Tie together

    Tie all the top ends of twine together and tie a ring at the end for hanging.