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How to make a Chinese Dragon Hat pt.2

../ cont from How to make a Chinese Dragon Hat Step 5 - Undercoat When the PVA has all dried you need to undercoat the model you have built. You can use black, white or grey paint for this. Spray primer works really well. However if you are doing it manually mix a little PVA (1 part PVA to four parts paint) with the paint to help seal it in. The purpose of the undercoat stage is to cover up all the newsprint and get a solid base coat that you can decorate. In the end we used white paint (with a small amount of green in it as we intended to have a green dragon). ¬†You might need to do more than one undercoat to get an even coverage. We needed two coats before the text from the newsprint…
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How to make a Chinese Dragon Hat pt.1

As most kids do, Alexander got some homework over the school holidays. His new teacher asked the class to make a crazy hat and bring it in, with a note that they would need it all year. We decided to make a Chinese Dragon Hat (mainly because Alexander is in China Class for Year 4). What you need to make a Chinese Dragon Hat cardboard (old cereal boxes or similar) scissors (large ones capable of cutting cardboard) tape (micropore is best if you have it, gaffer tape is also handy in places) an egg box (12 or more eggs are best) newspaper PVA Glue & a half-inch paintbrush Assorted paints (green, red, yellow, black & white) and brushes (glitter optional) Coloured paper (green, red, yellow for making scales) Coloured pipe cleaners (red, orange & yellow for make some fire breath)…
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