Popsicle Stick Dragon Craft

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Enter the dragon’s lair with this easy popsicle stick dragon craft! It’s a great activity for kids who are medieval enthusiasts or just love these fire-breathing creatures.

Imagine diving into a world of fiery fun where you get to create your very own popsicle stick dragons! In our house we have an equal amount of love for both dinosaurs and dragons. We have had so much fun creating our Paper Plate Dragons and our Paper Roll Dragons and now this, popsicle stick dragon craft! It’s not just any craft—it’s a magical adventure waiting to happen. With bright colors and lots of imagination, you and your little crafters can make some of the coolest dragons ever!


Materials Needed:

  • Free Dragon Template
  • Colored Jumbo Popsicle Sticks (for the dragon’s mighty body)
  • Regular-sized Popsicle Sticks (for the wings and tail)
  • Cardstock (grab that lime green, yellow, orange, red, and black)
  • Googly eyes (to bring our dragon to life)
  • Glue (your trusty sidekick)
  • Hot Glue Gun (parents only!)
  • Scissors (cut with care!)
supples laid out on counter. Popsicle sticks, paper and googly eyes.

How To Make a Popsicle Stick Dragon

Step 1: The Dragon’s Frame

  • Start by forming the body of your dragon. Lay out four jumbo Popsicle sticks side by side. Then, use two more regular sticks to secure them together by gluing both across diagonally. This is your dragon’s sturdy backbone.
small popsicle stick on jumbo popsicle sticks

Step 2: Wing it with Style

Cut your template pieces from our free dragon template. Begin attaching pieces to your popsicle stick. Add your wing pieces to the back of your popsicle stick dragons. Glue your orange fire to your red fire pieces. Assemble face pieces.

popsicle sticks assembled with template pieces nearby

Step 3: Finishing Details

Add your googly eyes, and marker details to the wings to add the final touches to your fiery dragons.

popsicle stick dragons on counter with green scrapbook paper nearby

Crafty Tips and Extras

  • Feel free to mix up the colors – colored popsicle sticks usually come in a package of multiple colors so feel free to mix and match! Dragons are diverse creatures, after all.
  • Add glitter or sequins for that magical, mystical touch.
  • Use this craft as a storytelling prompt or as a prop in a homemade fairy tale.
finished dragon craft on craft counter - green popsicle stick and yellow popsicle sticks with paper features


  • Can I use different materials? Absolutely! Feel free to substitute materials based on what you have at home.
  • Is this craft suitable for all ages? This craft is great for kids aged 4 and up, most younger kids will need assistance.
  • How can I make this educational? Use this opportunity to talk about myths, legends, and cultures that include dragons.

And there you have it – your very own Popsicle Stick Dragon, ready to soar into the realms of imagination. Crafting is all about creating memories, learning new skills, and sparking joy. So next time you’re looking for a fun, engaging, and slightly magical activity, remember your friendly DIY dragon is just a few Popsicle sticks away.

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