Making a Chinese New Year Dragon

It’s the year of the dog, and the whole school is celebrating Chinese New Year!

To make it even more special, students in Ms. Zhu’s classes took 2 weeks to build a dragon for the Chinese New Year Middle School Assembly in addition to hosting Chinese exchange students!

First, Mrs. Zhu came to the Lab with a vision (skip ahead to 1:45).

I found this incredibly helpful video online about How to make a Chinese Dragon.

Then the students made a plan and got to work!!


We substituted many of the materials for ease of use (like hula hoops instead of PVC piping for the ribs).


It took a lot of hard work- but it turned out really great!!


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