Toilet Paper Roll Dragon Craft

How to Make a Fire Breathing Dragon Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Dragon Craft
Toilet Paper Roll Dragon Craft. Sherri Osborn

You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make this fire breathing dragon craft out of a toilet paper roll. The fire is actually tissue paper strips that you can attach inside the cardboard roll.

  • Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Paint
  • Orange Tissue Paper
  • Pom-poms
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Craft Glue
  • Tape
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors


Paint the cardboard tube green to be the dragons head. You can leave it 'just green' or you can add details like scales, nostrils, teeth along the side, and anything else you might want.

While you are waiting for the paint to dry, you can cut several strips from orange tissue paper (you can use other colors, but I usually choose orange to represent the fire). You will want about 8 strips that are 1" wide by about 10" long, although the length can vary a little.

When the paint on the tube is dry, tape one end of each tissue strip to one end of the tube. The tissue should be taped just inside the tube opening to hide the end. You can tape on as few or as many tissue paper strips as you like. This will represent the dragon's mouth and the fire.

Now you can make the dragon's eyes by gluing two green pom-poms, side-by-side, onto the center of the roll.

Glue the wiggle eyes onto the pom-poms facing the side of the tube with the fire.

Once your dragon is complete, you can make it 'breathe fire'. Gently tuck the tissue paper strips into the opening they are taped in and blow hard on the other end of the tube. Watch how the dragon seems to breathe fire!