Dragon Head Pattern
Make this Dragon Head sculpture for your home, or for a very special gift.
No sculpting experience required – the pattern creates all the shapes on the head for you. Then you decide what your dragon’s horns will look like, how many spikes he needs, and what colors to paint him. Every dragon made from this pattern will be an original work of art!
And when it’s done, you can proudly tell everyone, “I made it myself!”
How to Make Your Dragon Head Sculpture:
NOTE: This pattern creates a wall sculpture. For a dragon mask, click here.
When building your dragon head, be sure to read the full instructions that come with the pattern, and refer back to the helpful videos on this page. The pattern comes with many screen shots, including every piece, with full instructions.
Finished size: About 14.5 inches (36.83 cm) high, 9 inches (22.86 cm) wide and 13.5 inches (34.29 cm) deep – but the finished size depends on how big or long you make the horns.
My downloadable PDF Patterns come with full instructions.
There’s no waiting for your pattern to arrive, and no shipping costs, so you can start on your project right away.
Click here if you’d like to know more about how the patterns are delivered. And remember – if you have any problems downloading your files or putting your pattern together, just let me know. I’m always happy to help. 😀
Watch these videos to see how to make your dragon.
All the instructions, with many screen shots, are included with the downloadable pattern. However, you may prefer to watch the videos to see how the pattern pieces go together. Then scroll down to see a list of tools and materials you’ll need to make your dragon.
Taping the Head Pieces Together:
Taping the Neck Pieces Together:
Creating the Horns and Spikes:
Adding Paper Mache to Your Dragon:
You might want to read these posts, too:
Making Scales with DIY Air Dry Clay (Optional):
Painting Your Dragon:
To make this paper mache Dragon Head sculpture you will need:
- Access to a printer
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels
- Glue stick if using copy paper for pattern
- Cardboard from 6 standard-sized cereal boxes if you use the ram’s horn pattern, or 5 cereal boxes if you make horns with crumpled foil.
- Piece of corrugated cardboard from the side of a shipping box
- Knife and sharp scissors for cutting cardboard
- Tape, both clear plastic tape and masking tape. Note: Don’t use disappearing gift wrap tape – it isn’t strong enough.
- 1 1/4” Styrofoam ball, cut in half
- Aluminum foil
- Glue gun
- Paper strips and paste, or Paper Mache Clay to cover the head. You can also use the Silky Smooth Air Dry Clay to make scales, as seen in the video above.*
- Acrylic gesso or latex primer
- Acrylic paint and matte varnish
*You can find recipes for paper mache paste, Paper Mache Clay and Silky Smooth Air Dry Clay by clicking on the Recipes tab at the top of this site.
When you finish your dragon…
We would really love to see how it comes out. Please visit the Daily Sculptors page and upload some photos – and tell us about your dragon, too.