Letter D Craft: Dragon

Little ones will be delighted they can make Letter D craft, dragon paper plate, so easily, and they won't mind learning about the letter D at the same time.


Letter D Craft: Dragon Paper Plate – Materials

What you’ll need to make the D is for dragon paper plate craft for each child:

1 paper plate

2 googly eyes

1 orange balloon

1 yellow balloon

1 brad

Green crayon


Glue stick

Letter D:  Dragon Paper Plate Directions

Before giving this craft to the kids to make, you’ll want to cut out the dragon’s body and wings in advance.

  1. Draw a circle for the body, and add an upside down, rounded triangle on top for the head in the center of the paper plate.
  2. Cut out the shape from the middle of the paper plate.
  3. Draw wings on the remaining pieces of paper plate and cut them out. The project is now ready for kids.
  4. Let the kids color the dragon body and wings green (or whatever other color they want) using crayons, markers, or paint.
  5. Pierce the bottom of the orange and yellow balloons with the brad, and stick it through the dragon’s mouth to make it look like the dragon is blowing fire.
  6. Glue the wings to the back of the dragon.
  7. Glue two googly eyes to the dragon’s face to finish the craft.

If you like, add a Popsicle stick to the bottom of the dragon to transform it into a puppet. You can also cover the dragon with letter D’s for even more hands-on educational fun.


Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.