Fiery, Flying Dragon

Fiery, Flying Dragon craft

Tame the wild--create a fiery dragon with Model Magic® compound! Cover recycled materials to transform them into the lore of fantastical myth with spiked tails, flared nostrils, gnarled horns, and glittering wings.

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    Craft your marvelously imaginative flying dragon with any safe, clean recycled containers and favorite colors! Here is how we made the one shown in the commercial. Use your own ideas to make a creature that’s truly your own invention!

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    Crumple aluminum foil into the shape of your dragon’s torso. Form a long neck, tail, and legs from foil as well. Wrap or tape the foil in place to make an armature or base for your dragon.

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    Roll out a thin layer of Crayola Model Magic®. Cover your foil base with it and smooth the Model Magic in place. Add a different color underbelly for contrast and drama. Model Magic sticks to itself!

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    If at any time you want to take a break and continue to craft your dragon later, just place it in a large plastic container with a lid until you’re ready to come back to it! Put the lids on your Model Magic containers, too.

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    Shape the dragon’s face and feet. Form yellow dragon horns, toes, and eyes. Use modeling tools to add texture. Press the pieces on your dragon.

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    Shape twists of red and yellow into "fire." Place the fiery pieces inside the dragon’s mouth.

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    Blend two colors of Model Magic® just a bit to create a marbleized effect. Roll it out. Cut triangles in a variety of sizes with Crayola Scissors for spikes along the back and tail. Press them in place. Air-dry the dragon.

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    Cut thin, recycled cardboard to make two wing supports. Unfold the open ends of two large paper clips. Place the pointed end of each one on a cardboard wing so the rounded ends stick out at the points where the wings will attach to your dragon. Tape paper

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    Add any other details you like to your dragon! Why not create several mythical creatures? Or make an enchanting scene in which your dragon is featured? Model Magic air-dries to the touch overnight and is completely dry in 2 to 3 days.