When the kiddo asked me to make a paper dragon mask with my Cricut, I knew I’d need to make a free dragon SVG and the resulting dragon paper mask was SO FUN!
Paper Dragon Mask
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have the most fun with the kiddo when she asks for the most insane things. And this week’s request (for the paper dragon mask) was totally out of the blue, but comes from the fact that we made one once before–and now she needs a new one. For Halloween. In 4 months. This is life with kids.
So, regardless of the oddness and honestly random timing of the request, of course I broke out my Cricut and got to cutting out a fun dragon SVG to make a mask she’d love. If you’re ready make a dragon paper mask for your tiny human, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Dragon Paper Mask
- Click here to get the free dragon SVG for the mask. It’s so easy to use, just download, then upload it to Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio and you can cut the shape from paper, felt or anything.
- When you’re picking your card stock for your dragon paper mask, I recommend using the heavier paper, like 80 pt. That way, if your kiddo is a little rough with the mask, you’re not as likely to have it destroyed in one wear.
- If you want to add a little bit of flame coming out of the bottom, you can just add yellow, orange and red tissue paper–I just didn’t have any. But let your kiddo customize this any way they want to. Add jewels, change the colors up, whatever. You can even cut the free dragon SVG out of white card stock paper and then let the kiddo color their own!
How Do I Make this Paper Dragon Mask?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Card Stock Paper in Red, Black, Yellow and Orange
- Black Yarn
- Free Dragon SVG
- Circut Explore Air2 or Cricut Maker
- Light Grip Mat
- School Glue
- Pencil or Chopstick
- Single Hole Punch
- Download the free dragon SVG and upload it to Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio. Follow the prompts to cut the dragon face from red card stock, the frill shapes and "t" zone shape from black card stock, the large tongue shape from the yellow card stock and the small tongue shape from the orange card stock.
- Using your pencil, roll the face sides and muzzle inward, to give the dragon mask some shape.
- Using the glue, attach the orange and yellow tongue shapes one on top of the other. Once the glue has dried, roll the two shapes from the tip toward the back, giving it a nice curl. Glue the tongue onto the muzzle of the face on the inside of the mask.
- Glue the side frills on either side of the face behind the face frills (or on top, whatever, it's your mask), the triangle frill on the top of the head and the "t" shape on the front of the dragon mask face.
- With the hole punch, decide where your kiddo needs their support based on where their ears are (since the yarn will need to go over their ears) and punch the holes accordingly on each side of the dragon mask.
- Thread yarn through the holes and tie the mask on your kiddo's face!
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