Have you ever wondered why everybody loves dragons? I mean, there’s nothing to be loved. They’re enormous, fierce, scary. They’re lizards, for God sake! And they got wings. Now, it sounds like I describe some medieval boings or jumbo-jets. Still, no one recorded that anyone took flight with them willingly, or arrived alive. And again, as soon as dragons are mentioned, majority turns in to Daenerys Targaryen, making “Awwwww” sounds, like they saw a bunch of kittens.
My nephew is of that kind- all in to fencing, duels and chevaliery. And dragons, too. So, I decided to make him one, for his birthday. And to share this story with you.
Before I started, I watched for some amazing videos of Gourmet Paper Mache. It wasn't craft, it was magic! All his dragons looked alive, with their fierce image and glass eyes and I completely fell in love with all of them. But my dragon to be had to fulfill different requirements. First of all, it shouldn't be heavy, because I have no skills of a handy man, nor their tools, to mount it on a wooden plank. So, I have to plan using of different materials. And, regarding materials, it had to be recycled. After several sleepless nights, I came to a solution: it would be constructed out of plastic bottles, with a little help of styrofoam.