Fire-breathing dragon – fun developing speech

One advantages of playing games that involve ‘intentional breathing’ exercises are how they directly support the process of speech development. And in the music world there are a lot of these types of ‘games’ such as: singing or playing on an instrument – even just blowing on a whistle, flute or harmonica (a DIY one is the best because it’s so easy to make 😉 Check it out here)

What you will need:

  • toilet paper roll
  • glue
  • scissors
  • two big pompoms
  • two small pompoms
  • two googly eye
  • lots of small strips of yellow, red and orange paper
  • one piece of paper to wrap around the dragon’s body
  • *optional* small piece of corrugated cardboard for the dragons body


Step 1: Wrap and glue down the large piece of coloured paper around the dragon’s body (the toilet roll)

Step 2: Of course you can go crazy and also add a piece of corrugated cardboard or you can choose are more minimalistic design without the cardboard.

Step 3: Now it’s time to stick on the pompoms. The smaller ones go at one end to be the nose and the larger ones go on the other end to be the eyes. Normal liquid, paper glue is fine but if you have a hot glue gun then you can guarantee your pompoms are never going anywhere.

Step 4: Now it’s time to glue the paper ‘fire’ strips to the inside of the roll. Your dragon will work best if you glue a few layers of paper to the inside.

Step 5: Your dragon is now ready! Hide the ‘fire’ strips inside the dragon’s mouth and then blow hard on the end next to the dragons eyes to make the dragon breath fire.

P.S. As you can see, the second dragon still looks really great even though we didn’t glue anything on its body 😉