Stone of the Month

Nearly 20 stones are required for our stone dragon in the current edition of Teacher Info. Perhaps the dragon looks a little frightening at first glance but a closer look reveals cleverly assembled stones.

Stone of the Month

Nearly 20 stones are required for our stone dragon in the current edition of Teacher Info. Perhaps the dragon looks a little frightening at first glance but a closer look reveals cleverly assembled stones.

A "dangerous" dragon winds its way along the garden path!

First, line up the dragon stones according to size. We recommend numbering the base of the stones.
Now stick the 5 flat spine stones on to the body stones. The flat paw stones must not necessarily be stuck to the body of the dragon. This way, the dragon is flexible in position.

Now paint all the stones with the appropriate colour: the body stones red, the spine stones green, and the paws black. After the paint has dried, draw the jaws, the golden pattern and the eyes of the dragon with pencil. With the fine paintbrush (size 3) paint the body pattern and the claws with PLAKA Gold. With black and white PLAKA paint the eyes and jaws. So that the dragon looks really dreadful, give him sharp white teeth. Lastly, coat all the stones with water-based clear varnish.

Because only the spine stones are fixed, the position of the dragon is variable. Our illustration shows the dragon in a slight curve. The green arrow makes the curve clearer. The dragon looks livelier when the stones are placed in an s-curve. The following sketches show a few of our ideas - why not try a few curves of your own.

Positioning the dragon stones