Included is a printable pattern for this dragon.
Red, yellow, white, and black duct tape
2 ping pong balls
acrylic black and brown paint
Light up eyes
2 - 1 watt LEDs
1 - LM317T voltage regulator
1 - 4 ohm 1/2 watt resistor
wire, blank PCB, case, 9V battery, switch, RTV cement
Step 1: Cardboard Mouth
Layout, cut and fold the inside mouth from sheet 5.
Step 2: Posterboard Body
Bend and tape them together for the face and neck as shown in the pictures above.
The lower jaw of the mouth should have clearance to open and close as a proper hand puppet.
Step 3: Duct Tape Scales
The yellow neck and under-jaw were just overlapped layered strips.
The face was done in overlapping strips covered in cutout pieces. The painting made these show well.
Cover every visible surface.
Step 4: Painting
Step 5: LED Eyes
A throat lozenge tin with a junkbox switch and a tiny hand wired PCB to plug in all the wires velcroed next to your hand inside on the mouth.
I drilled and glued the pingpong balls to the LED len with some Permatex 26B. Make sure the seam on the pingpong ball is not visible.
Paint the pupil with a nice dragon eye.