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Some dragons are wise; filled to the brim with hidden knowledge, others are chaotic and untamed; filled with wild abandon, but all dragons are powerful.  What type is your inner dragon? Light up the world and share your inner dragon by making your dragon globe!

Calling all Dragons!

“Dragon Globe” is a Random Acts of Art community engagement project that encourages you to connect through creation, and exploration. You are encouraged to create a dragon globe - think snow globe - and display it in an area where it is visible to people who are 6 feet away or more. Place it in a window of your home, on your doorstep, or in a tree in your yard. Light up the world and share your inner dragon! Then explore your neighborhood to find other dragon globes and bare witness to their gloriousness. 

Whether you're an explorer, creator, or both, take photos of Dragon Globes and post them online to share with other community members. What you make, or what you find, has a chance to be featured by VALA Eastside and OneRedmond! 

If you post about a Dragon Globe that you’ve made, use: #IMadeThis and #DragonGlobe. If you post about a Dragon Globe that you’ve found, use: #LookWhatIFound and #DragonGlobe. Other great tags to include are: #VALAEastside, #RandomActsOfArt, #RedmondDragons #OneRedmond and #GeekOutInRedmond.

 

For instructions on how to make your own dragon globe, scroll to "How to Make Your Own Dragon Globe."

Contest and Prize Information

 

Enter the Dragon Globe contest for a chance to win prizes, and to be featured by VALA and OneRedmond.  To qualify, create your own Dragon Globe and post a pic of it on display.  Be sure to include the tags: #IMadeThis and #DragonGlobe.  Also, please email a photo of your creation to events@OneRedmond.org along with your Name, School/Organization, and a link to your Facebook/Instagram post. First prize is an overnight stay at Hilton Garden Inn Redmond Town Center, and second prize is a gift card from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Redmond!   Judging will be based on creativity and uniqueness as well as amount of likes/shares.  To qualify in the Dragon Globe contest, the dragon(s) must be made by you.  The globe can be made out of modified found objects.  Deadline to enter is April 26, 2021!  Winner will be announced May 8th.
 

  • 1st Place

    • An overnight stay at Hilton Garden Inn Redmond Town Center

      • Estimated value of $129

  • 2nd Place

    • A gift card from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Redmond

      • Value of $25

 

Partners

VALA Eastside
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How to take part in the Dragon Globe Project

There are a few ways that you can take part in the "Dragon Globe”  community project. Be a leader, a creator, or an explorer.

Leader

A leader is a person who encourages and guides neighbors on taking part in the "Dragon Globe” community project. You can rally your neighbors to join the project by phone, email, or our virtual space. Post your challenge (call to participate) on social media. You can tag people on Facebook and Instagram and encourage them to become creators. Good hashtags to use are: #VALAEastside,  #DragonGlobe, #RandomActsOfArt, and #LetsDoThis.

Creator

A creator is a person who creates and displays a Dragon Globe as part of the "Dragon Globe” community project for Redmond Dragons. You can take photos of your Dragon Globe—in a window or on your doorstep—and share on social media. Good hashtags to use are: #VALAEastside, #DragonGlobe, #RandomActsOfArt, and #IMadeThis.

Explorer

An explorer is an aesthete who takes a photo of at least one Dragon Globe created as part of the "Dragon Globe” community project for Redmond Dragons, and posts it on social media with the hashtags: #VALAEastside, #DragonGlobe, #RandomActsOfArt, and #LookWhatIFound.  

How to Make Your Own Dragon Globe

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The following instructions is one way that you may make your dragon globe.  However, you can make your dragon globe in any manner that you like.  Remember to be creative, to have fun, and to be safe.  (To qualify in the Dragon Globe contest, the dragon must be made by you.  The globe can be made out of modified found objects). The simple Dragon Globe created via these instructions is made with a clear bowl, a wooden disk, paint, paper, and firefly lights. 

Items You Will Need

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​The Basics

  • ​Glass or Clear bowl (about 5” H, 18” CIRC middle, 3” DIA opening)

  • Round Wooden Disk (0.5” H, 3” DIA)

  • Firefly Lights (Cool Temperature)

  • Origami Paper (Blue)

  • Construction Paper (White)

  • Blue Acrylic Paint

  • Multi-Purpose Sealer

Tools

  • Small Sponge Brush

  • Paint Brush

  • Tape

  • Small Paper Plate or Bow

*All items can be purchased at local business, Ben Franklin's Crafts & Frames in Redmond, WA

Paint Base, Pack, & Assemble Globe

How to make an Origami Dragon

Blue Dragon, Top Down View
Blue Dragon, Side View
Blue Dragon, Top Down View - Angled

There are a lot of videos online on how to make an origami dragon.  The dragons in this globe are styled after the ones made in the video, "Origami Dragon - slow, step by step tutorial" by Love Origami on YouTube.