Chinese Dragon Craft (Cotton Bud Painting)

Chinese Dragon Craft (Cotton Bud Painting)

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We love sharing Chinese New Year crafts and this easy Chinese dragon craft is super quick for you to set up to make using our free template. All you need to grab are a few materials and you’re ready to get started.

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My daughter doesn’t need much of an excuse to do some crafting and with Chinese New Year we thought it would be fun to try out an easy Chinese dragon craft using our Chinese dragon printable.

I love using templates for kids crafts because they make it so much easier to get your craft ready. I’m actually not that amazing at drawing (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!) so templates make it really easy and quick for me to set an activity up.

Love templates too? Check out all our free templates for kids crafts.

This craft is a great one for keeping kids focussed. Both my daughter and I gave it a go and we really had to concentrate while we were making it.

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What are Cotton Buds?

We used cotton buds to paint our Chinese Dragon. In the US these are called Q-Tips. At least I believe so anyway, if they’re called something different where you live let me know in the comments below!

chinese dragon craft for kids

Chinese Dragon Template

You can of course draw a Chinese dragon yourself but I’m going to be honest and say I find them super tricky to draw myself!

If you’d like to grab our printable and help make this craft even quicker to prepare then grab our free Chinese dragon template here.

chinese dragon craft

Chinese Dragon Craft for Kids

Make this easy craft that’s perfect for Chinese New Year.


Keyword: Chinese New Year

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Author: Kate Williams


  • 1 Chinese Dragon Template
  • Paint
  • Cotton Bud


  • Print out your Chinese dragon template and pour some coloured paint onto your plate.

  • Dip your cotton bud in the paint and then use it to make dots all over your Chinese dragon.

  • Keep colouring your dragon in with different coloured paints until your craft is finished.


Try doing your dots closer together or further apart to get more or less paint coverage on each area.
Use different cotton buds for each colour paint or the paints will all mix together – no one wants a sludge coloured dragon!
Tried this?Mention @craftsonsea – we’d love to see and maybe share it!

More Chinese New Year Crafts for Kids

We loved making these mosaic Chinese lantern crafts using another of our free templates.

Older kids can make this Chinese dragon paper plate craft.

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