How to Design your Dragon

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Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, December 28, 2010
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 9

Dragons are made of parts borrowed from birds, reptiles, mammals and imagination. Assemble two: from the old Norse traditions that Hiccup so carefully describes. Or from the now 15 year-old Pokemon traditions of Japan. Make your dragon match your favorite or look like a beast no one else has ever seen.

We are accustomed to teaching with a model in front of a child, but these instructions should make it so that anyone can build one without our presence. We urge that parents and teachers be there to guide – but to allow the child to try to let the materials (and a picture of the final product) guide them. A wrong direction is always un-doable until you've glued something.

The Parts and Step 1.

Step 2. Put the other body side onto the dowels and then put the legs on both sides of the dinosaur. If they loosen, use the O rings on the outside of the dowels to hold them tighter.

Step 3. This shows the tail and head up.



dino dragon parts

dino dragon Step 1

dino dragon tail down

dino dragon tail up

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