Fighting the dragon symbolizes often overcoming our own problems and fear. Making a colourful display can be challenging (see: barriers to creative thinking) but this display shows you that it can be done without much difficulties. So get started and fight your dragon.
What you need:
- material from a previous display if you have
- book and internet images
- coloured paper
- green and red fabric or paper
- you could even create some huge flames from yellow and red paper to to give the fire-spitting dragon a 3D effect (see: display tips)
What to do:
Get some books or internet images (be careful; copyright may apply) about dragons. In our library we have some fantastic books about dragons and one of them devoted each chapter to a different type of dragon. Chinese dragons – water dragons – flying dragons – fire spitting dragons – ancient dragons etc. It is remarkable how many types of dragons there are!
I used a green fabric with a red border for the middle panel and used images from a previous display and cut them in shape. I also used new pictures from dragon books (often enlarged) and stapled them to the board.
I covered the left and right panel in red with a green border. The colours associated with dragons.
For the bottom part I used a wide border of dragon tiles. The books are standing in front of the panel so it is no use to cover them with pretty pictures, you hardly see them, but the same border on all three panels connects them.
To view larger images of displays click on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gr8displays/