Our #BostikBloggers theme this month is Dragons. With St Georges Day around the corner I decided to create a George and the Dragon Small World so that Adam could re-enact the legend.
I have to be honest and admit I know very little about St George, Patron Saint of England. Twinkl came to my aid and gave me an easy explanation of the events. I used Twinkl’s story sequencing cards to tell the story to Adam.
Resources needed to make a George and the Dragon Small World
* Bostik White Glu
* A wooden peg doll and a female wooden peg doll
* Oval red diamond
* White liquid chalk window marker pen (not pictured)
* Multicoloured Sharpie permanent marker pens
* Two small googly eyes
* Green card and green craft foam
* Green felt and blue felt
* Red ribbon and gold sequin ribbon
* Wooden clothes peg
* Double sided sellotape (not pictured)
* Small mache rectangle box
How to make the Dragon
Step 1. Use a green permanent marker pen to cover the wooden clothes peg. Ensure to colour inside the peg.
Step 2. Cut green card to the same length as the clothes peg and tall enough for spikes. Fold the green card length ways and secure one half to the clothes peg with double sided sellotape. Repeat the process again for the other side of the dragons scales.
Step 3. Cut another small piece of green card the same width as the wooden peg. Fold the card in half. On one side attach the two small google eyes using Bostik White Glu. Add glue to the underneath of the green card and attach it to the wooden clothes peg.
Step 4. Cut a piece of red ribbon and secure it to the inside of the peg using Bostik White Glu. Allow time for the Dragon to dry.
How to make St George and the Princess
Step 1. Take the wooden peg dolls and use the permanent marker pens to draw to create a knight and a princess.
Step 2. Use the liquid chalk window marker pen to draw the England flag on the oval red diamond.
Step 3. Use Bostik White Glu to attach the shield to the knight and secure the gold sequin ribbon around the Princess waist.
How to make the George and the Dragon Small World
Step 1. Take two toilet rolls and cut turrets out of the top and cut out windows and a door using sharp scissors.
Step 2. Take the mache box and use it as a template to draw around on blue felt. Cut out the rectangle from the blue felt and secure it to the inside of the mache box using Bostik White Glu.
Step 3. Cut green craft foam to represent hills and the grass and secure it inside the box.
Step 4. Draw around a circle plate on the green felt and cut it out. The green circle can be laid on the floor to represent the grass and the mache box can be used as a backdrop. Add the two castle turrets, the knight, the princess and the dragon to complete the small world.
I was hesitant at first whether Adam would recognise my attempt at a dragon. However, I was pleased when he identified it straight away. He liked to hide the Princess inside the castle whilst the dragon and St George did battle.
Once your child has finished playing with the St Georges Small World everything can be packed away inside the mache box. A small world busy bag ready to play with at a moments notice.
Disclaimer: We received a box craft materials as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club #BostikBloggers
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