origami dragon bobble heads

Blogger / 29 January, 2024 / Nanny Anita

Origami Dragon Bobble Head

I tried to find a simple origami dragon for Chinese New Year, but failed.  Instead, I came across these origami bobble heads (they were decorated as snowmen) and thought they would make pretty neat origami dragon bobble heads.

Make sure you follow my origami page on Pinterest for more ideas.  Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To make your own origami dragon bobble heads you will need:

  • 2 pieces of origami paper, one needs to be bigger than the other*
  • Pencil/pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Scrap paper

*My pieces were 10cmx10cm and 15cmx15cm

On your scrap paper cut out two strips that are the same size, also cut out any horns, wings etc that you will want to decorate your dragon with.  Put them to the side for the moment.

Next take one of your pieces of origami paper and fold it into a box.

origami dragon bobble head

1-3. Fold the piece of paper in half, then half again.  Unfold it.

4-5. Fold each corner to the centre point.

6. Fold it into 3rds vertically and unfold.

7. Fold it into 3rds horizontally and unfold.

8. Unfold the top and bottom corners.

9-10.  Holding the middle, fold up front and the two sides.  Fold the “lid” over the to create the side.

11. Repeated the last two steps on the other side.

When you have finished your first box, make a second box using the other piece of origami paper.

origami dragon bobble head

On the bigger box draw your dragons face and stick on any decorations that you have already cut out.

Then take those 2 strips of paper and make a paper spring, I’m pretty sure most people would have made one of these, it seems to be a universal thing that kids made.  To make them overlap the ends of the paper at right angles.  Then fold the bottom piece over the top one.  Continue doing this until you have reached the ends, glue the ends in place to secure.

Glue one end of the paper spring to the top of the smaller box.

Finally put the dragon’s head on top of the paper spring.

Not going to lie, I do think they are pretty cute.  If you enjoyed making these origami dragon bobble heads, be sure to check out my Chinese New Year sensory tray and koi fish painting.

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origami dragon bobble head

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