This Chinese New Year Golden Dragon puppet has a special trick -- when you curl your fingers to make him look at somebody, his ears stand up.
What You'll Need:
Two old solid-color neckties
Gold fabric paint
Two safety pins
Cut across one of the ties about 15 inches above the point. This will be the dragon's body.
Cut the narrow end off both ties 4 inches from the narrow point. These will be the dragon's ears.
Use a sponge to press golden fabric paint onto the tie. Let dry.
For the dragon's whiskers, glue two pieces of red yarn to the point at the wide end of the tie.
Cut two black felt triangles for the dragon's nose, and glue them on.
Cut the dragon's eyes out of white and blue felt, and glue them on.
Cut the dragon's fangs out of white felt, and glue them to the sides of the dragon's face.
Make two small slits in the tie about 2-inches above the eyes. These slits should be just big enough for the gathered end of the ears to fit in. Pin the ears to the body, hiding the pins in the folds of the ears.