Magical Dragon Mask

Magical Dragon Mask lesson plan

Make a Model Magic® mask of your favorite dragon character.

  • 1.

    Read fiction books about dragons. While you read, think about the way the dragon in the book might look. Sketch it with Crayola Colored Pencils.

  • 2.

    In the song "Puff the Magic Dragon," Peter, Paul, and Mary (the recording artists) describe Puff as a friendly dragon (see Learning Activities for a link to the lyrics). Is the dragon in your story friendly or frightening?

  • 3.

    Shape a dragon's head mask, large enough for you to wear, with white Crayola Model Magic. Look closely at the sketches you made to shape the dragon's ears, teeth, and other details.

  • 4.

    Carefully use Crayola Scissors to cut away eye openings. An adult may need to assist some children with motor disabilities.

  • 5.

    Place your dragon mask on a large, crumpled ball of recycled newspaper so it will hold its shape as it dries. Dry overnight.

  • 6.

    Cover a table with recycled newspaper. Use Crayola Tempera Paints and Paint Brushes to paint your mask. Add details with color. Dry.

  • 7.

    Use Crayola Glitter Glue to lend sparkle. Dry.

  • 8.

    With Crayola School Glue, attach an elastic band to the back of your mask. When you're not wearing your mask, hang it from your wall.


  • Students read about dragons in popular fiction.
  • Children visualize dragons as they read.
  • Students design a dragon mask, based upon their experiences.<p> <b>When children wear hand-crafted costumes and masks make sure the craft does not obstruct the child's vision or impede movement, and keep away from open flames.</b>


  • Create both a friendly and a frightening dragon mask, then write a conversation between the two. Have the friendly dragon convince the frightening dragon to be a kinder creature.
  • Design a family of 3-D dragons from Model Magic. Sculpt their whole bodies, then decorate them with Tempera Paint and Glitter Glue.
  • October 31 is National Magic Day. The famous magician Harry Houdini was born on that day. Make your own magic art to celebrate!