Start putting together your DIY Halloween Decor! Make this Fire Breathing Dragon the center of your Halloween decorations.
Can your brave knights get past this Fire Breathing Dragon? I never thought my kids could be so enamored with a skeleton. But that was before getting a Dragon Skeleton from Oriental Trading Company. Turns out that was just the trick not only to get the kids excited about decorating for Halloween, but now I have a knight running around my house all the time.
This fire breathing dragon is protecting her eggs from any knights that dare approach her. It also means I’ve been calling my Dragon a girl, her guarding her eggs and all. In order to put together my DIY Halloween dragon scene I needed to start by creating my dragon eggs.
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My Halloween dragon eggs are really Easter egg cutouts in disguise. (And it’s not the first time I’ve reused Easter decor for fall projects!)
Painting my dragon eggs was a two part process. The first step was to use spray paint to thoroughly cover the eggs. The slick cardboard needed a nice matte spray paint finish to get it ready for its shimmery top coat. I spray painted each egg a dark brown color and then did a second coat of spray paint in a color closer to my intended finished shade. My metallic green egg got a coat of green spray paint while my pinkish egg got a coat of red spray paint.
When the spray paint was dry I brushed on a layer of metallic acrylic paint. I did at least two coats on each egg, mixing different colors.
Momma dragon is almost ready to guard her eggs. She’s just missing one thing, fire breath.
A piece of red tulle in her mouth gives the great effect of breathing fire.
Now what about all those knights trying to get past her and steal her eggs? Yeah, they aren’t making it very far. There are a few different skeleton bag options available, but I went with the black bones to really give it that charred bone look.
The kids even helped me place some hand bones on the swords to make it look like they died, burned, in action.
There she is, my fire breathing dragon protecting her eggs.
We even played with setting her up in a few different places, from the front porch to the middle of the yard. Littlest has been outside ‘fighting’ her nearly every day, so I would bet she moves around some more before Halloween finally arrives.
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