Paper craft: Help your child make a fire-blowing dragon

Keep your child entertained today by helping them make a fire-blowing dragon using a cardboard toilet roll.

If your child is obsessed with dragons, he’ll love making this fire-blowing dragon from empty toilet rolls. Recycled toilet rolls offer a wonderful, safe way for you to get creative with your child. Best of all, it’s something you probably have lying around the house already.

Benefits of making crafts 

  • Builds fine-motor skills
  • Enhances hand-eye coordination
  • Expands cognitive skills.
  • Encourages creativity and play.
  • The understanding of how things work, or fit, together
  • Number and colour association.

How to make it

You will need:

  • Empty toilet rolls
  • Mini pom-poms
  • Glue stick
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors


  1. Prepare the toilet rolls by getting your child to paint them.
  2. Glue on the larger pom-poms for eyes and smaller ones for the nostrils.
  3. Cut long triangular strips of tissue paper for the fire.
  4. Glue the base of the triangles onto the roll, overlapping as you go, until you have enough tissue paper to make it look like fire.

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