Get Creative with Dragons!

By: Shanleigh Klassen

Photo by Xiomy's Book Tales

Have a (fire) blast with these great creative activities featured in OwlCrate Jr's November 2021 box, 'DRAGONS'!

Unboxing of the November 2021 OwlCrate Jr box, themed DRAGONS. Shown from top left to bottom right are a dragon 3D figurine puzzle, a blue bookmark with various flying dragons, a dragon keychain on a backing card, a mug featuring Smaug from The Hobbit, a blue egg-shaped bath bomb, a red dragon sticker, and a dark blue book.

Photo by And Other Tales

Want to take home a few dragons of your very own? Head on over to the OwlCrate Jr Shop and grab a 'DRAGONS' box while you can!

Each month we include a fun, creative activity in our monthly magazines and this one was exceptionally fun: Make your own storyteller's shadow puppet!

PDF copy of the November 2021 creativity corner. Text found below.

Downloadable PDF available HERE

What is a story without a dragon?

A friend like Pete or foe like Smaug, dragons to take us flying or they hoard all the treasure. You get to decide, it’s your story after all.

Materials needed:

  • Printer
  • Black card stock
  • Popsicle sticks or wooden coffee stir sticks (they tend to be a bit longer)
  • Glue stick or hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


  1. Go here: to pick out a free dragon silhouette.
  2. Print and cut out the dragon.
  3. Lay the printed cut-out dragon onto the black card stock and trace it with a pencil, then cut it out.
  4. Attach popsicle sticks to the backside of the dragon to help it move when you tell stories. See the next step before you start gluing.
  5. Bonus: Go the extra step and cut the dragon's head off!! Don’t worry, you will put it back together by poking a small hole at the bottom of the neck and a matching hole on the body where the neck used to be with your pencil. Connect them with a small metal brad. Glue one stick to the back of the head and one to the body. Now your dragon can talk by moving its head.
  6. Get your OwlCrate Jr Lunar Lamp or another light source and shine light behind your dragon while placing your shadow puppet in front of the light source onto a wall - now your shadow puppets come to life! 

Another great item we included in this box is the 3D Dragon Puzzle Kit from Eugy, an eco-friendly activity and figurine in one made from recyclable materials, cardboard, and even printed with eco-friendly ink!

Green 3D dragon puzzle figurine breaths fire on a light wood surface. Behind the dragon are cotton buds, a blue egg-shaped bath bomb, and puzzle instructions. Snowflake images are overlayed on photo.

Photo by Xiomy's Book Tales

 Open box for a #D dragon puzzle figurine, with the cardboard slides fanned out on a white background. Above the puzzle pieces is an OwlCrate Jr box along with several books.

We've also received updated instructions from Eugy on how best to put together your new dragon friend. Download a copy of that HERE

8 black-and-white vector images on how to put together the 3D dragon puzzle.

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