This art project can be used along with a Chinese New Year writing assignment. I have also used it for the 2nd grade story in Houghton Mifflin, Chinatown. Students can make a pattern for each of the dragon's scales. I like to add red glitter at the end just to make it sparkle.
This project can be printed on regular white or cardstock paper. Make sure to connect both parts of the dragon with a strip of red construction paper with an accordion fold. I hope your kids enjoy creating this dragon as much as mine did.