WHAT THE KIDS SAY
At first I played with it a lot but in the end they got sort of boring. I still sometimes play with it but not a lot.
I loved making the dragons and they work so well. They were a very fun activity.
Dragons are tough! I made mine fly from my bedroom window and even though it hit a tree it didn't break. It was fun to see where I could make it fly. Geneviève ( 12 ) likes to keep them looking perfect, I like to see what they can do!
I had to share the Klutz book with my brother Sébastien ( 10 ) I find it difficult to have to wait for him to finish all his dragons, mine are all done and I want to do more. I don't understand why mine don't fly as well as his, but at least mine look better. The Robot dragon is super cool, you put more and more pieces on top of each other and then you but a plastic rod through them and it makes for a spine; it looks awesome! I have mine tied over my bed, I love to look at them before going to sleep.
The Robot dragon is super cool, you put more and more pieces on top of each other and then you but a plastic rod through them and it makes for a spine; it looks awesome! I have my dragons tied over my bed, I love to look at them before going to sleep.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
Three months later, my kids and their friends are still playing with these paper dragons! They still fly fairly well (although some of the parts that attach to the larger dragons' tails have fallen off) despite being launched into walls, floors, from railings down to lower levels of our home, and from being handled during games of imaginative play (mommy and baby dragon games). All three of my kids (ages 3, 6 and 8) continue to enjoy them. Highly recommend!
They looked so beautiful, but were very difficult for the children (M9, F12) to assemble. With my help we were able to build some of them and they flew. However, some of the designs were challenging even for me.
Great craft. Should be 10+ for assembly though. Entertained the kids and actually flew well
Genevieve (F12) and Sébastien (M10) absolutely loved this activity. They had completed most of the dragons within a few hours. They tried a flying race, Sébastien's dragons were flying much further then Genevieve's. Her dragons tended to take a nose dive which made her squeal in indignation at the thought of her dragon wings getting dented. After a few tries she put a stop to the races because she wanted her pet dragons to stay intact, she has them hanging on the ceiling of her bed. Sébastien made his fly from the second story window to see how far it could fly outside. It hit a tree outside and fell to the ground, but he found the dragons well made since they didn't break or tear during his "experiments".
Big dragons, baby dragons, a dragon you design yourself. Beautifully illustrated and ready to fold and fly, these 12 fantastic flyers are unmatched in the world of paper airplanes. Made of sturdy card stock, they swoop, glide, dive, crash… and are ready to fly again. The book also features fascinating true facts about dragons. (Please don’t let the fact that author Pat Murphy is a Nebula Award-winning science fiction writer cast doubt on the authenticity of her research.)
10 sheets of custom-designed punch-out dragon parts