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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D & T

Chinese dragon mask

Designing and making Chinese dragon masks

Dragons play an important role in Chinese culture, such as the zodiac, dragon dances, art and the dragon boat festival. The dragon is considered to bring good fortune, harvest and prosperity.

Activity info, teachers’ notes and curriculum links

In this activity learners will use the theme of Chinese New Year to produce a Chinese dragon mask. They will investigate the importance of colour and the dragon to Chinese culture and use this information in their products. They will make two masks, one using an existing template, and another from their own design.

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Tools/resources required

  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Coloured pens
  • Glue and sticky tape
The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

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