In honour of the up coming St. George’s Day (23rd April) my charges and I built our very own junk model dragons to slay, or not as the case may be. While I was prepping for this craft I decided to throw out any preconceived ideas of how this activity should go, and instead gathered together lots of different materials so that they could truly create their own dragons, without any input from me telling them what to do. All I told them was the story of St. George, that we were building a dragon, and to let their imaginations guide them. It was really interesting to both watch them both take very different approaches to building their dragon and listen to their explanations about what type of dragon they had built.

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To make your own Junk Model Dragons you will need:

  • Paints
  • Pens
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Any junk material you have lying around – newspapers, kitchen rolls, loo rolls, cereal boxes etc


Both my charges were very happy making these, and in fact my eldest charge decided to carry around his turbo charged dragon for pretty much the whole day! There is no right or wrong way to make your dragon, as I said to my little ones; let your imagination guide you.



The Finished Dragons

The Finished Dragons

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Junk model dragons for St George’s Day. Craft for kids.



About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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