What incredible Dragons! Walter Ruffler, one of Europe's most accomplished automata designers, makes humorous and sophisticated mechanical paper kits. These paper machines use cranks, levers, wooden sticks, and thread to simulate amazingly lifelike movement. They are truly amazing.
Although these are more suited for older children, they could also be purchased and made for a younger child to display on a dresser or shelf until they get older.
These are papercraft kits that make amazing Chinese Dragons with lifelike mechanical movement. This Chinese Dragon has jaws that snap and a body that twists, truly fantastic! Price from www.nova68.com is $17.99, which includes free shipping!
Kits requires glue, scissors, a craft knife, and needle and thread to assemble.