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Make a cardboard tube dragon with Darrell Wakelam

 

Artform: Sculpture, 3D modelling
The Challenge: Make a cardboard tube dragon
What you will need: 2 x cardboard tubes, scissors, masking tape, paints

 

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Instructions

1.  Cut two tubes in half and join two halves together



Cut two tubes in half

2.  Cut one of the other half-tubes into triangles. (Seven or eight will do.)



Cut one tubes in triangles

3.  Use one triangle for the brow and one for each ear



use triangles for brow

4.  Slit the end of the nose and jaw and pull together



Slit the end

5.  Use two triangles to make nostrils



Make two triangles

6.  Make a cone with another to make a horn for the nose.



Cone for the nose

7.  Scrunch up some tape for the eyes.



Dragon eyes

8.  Cut teeth from the last of the half tubes and fix them in.



Unpainted dragon

9.  Ready to paint. To colour my dragon I've used regular water-colour paints and water based metallic paint to add shine.



Painted dragon

Find out more about Darrell:

Darrell Wakelam has been providing art workshops and training sessions in schools and educational settings nationwide for over 30 years. His artwork is predominantly 3D and consists of models, masks and sculptures created from cardboard and other everyday recycled materials. Darrell has created lots more exciting models to make here https://www.darrellwakelam.com/downloads

See what else you can find out about Darrell from his website https://www.darrellwakelam.com/

 

Who else makes art like this? https://www.rodrigosrecycledart.com/ https://www.wired.com/2009/12/hard-drives-sculpture/

 

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Thank you to Woody Fox for drawing the mice you can see on our Arts Award pages, if you'd like to learn how to draw mice check out Woody's challenge