A little duct tape, cardboard, tape, pingpong balls, and LEDs make a terrific oversized dragon hand puppet. Duct tape has a nice sheen for dragon scales but a little antiquing adds the proper primeval appearance.
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
Download and print out the patterns. They are laid out on a 2 inch grid so you can tape them together and cut them out.
Layout, cut and fold the inside mouth from sheet 5.