Gung Hay Fat Choy

Celebrating the 2013 Chinese New Year at the Brooks Elementary School.

This school-wide project involved the students in the art class of Mrs. Keefe.  Starting with a simple cardboard box and some materials from the recycle center, the dragons head began to take shape.  Next scales were added.  Students decorated foam shapes and glued pom-poms around the eyes.  The body is made with 15 feet of red fabric, which has hula-hoops attached to add support to the structure.  More foam shapes were added for the spikes on it’s back.  The finished dragon was a result of a lot of teamwork across all the grades at the Brooks Elementary School.  Many classes used the dragon in a school-wide celebration parade!!!

chinese dragon step onechinese dragon step two

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4 thoughts on “Gung Hay Fat Choy

    • A note from Mrs. Keefe:
      Thank you for your thoughts and comments. The students had great fun with this project!!!

  1. Just like the other commenter, this has been a wonderful post to help us in our dragon making for our Chinese New Year parade throughout our academy on Monday. This is our second annual parade for our Montessori classes yet this year will definitely be an improvement. Thank you so much! I’ll try to link a picture of our final dragon.

    • A note from Mrs. Keefe:
      Thanks for your post. I was very surprised how “easy” is was to make such a successful project!

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