Fire-Breathing Fun at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis!

For ages, princesses and knights have tried to defeat her. She flies around her castle, breathing fire on anybody who tries to cross her path! But who is she and why has she cursed the castle?


Meet Burnadette, the fiery dragon, if you dare. She will fly into the 53rd annual The Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House Cursed Castle between October 8-30, 2016. Break the curse as you find out what disaster lurks behind the drawbridge and gate. Tiptoe through the secret garden, storm the castle or maybe uncover what’s hidden in the dragon dungeon. Beware – you may find yourself spinning through the tunnel or lost in the witch’s den.


In preparation for the big adventure, you and your little ones can become fierce dragons as well with a craft the whole family can do together. Thanks to our creative witches at the museum, you can make your own dragon snout that breathes fire (don’t worry parents, fire isn’t actually involved!)


Here are supplies the witches recommend:

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Tissue paper in warm colors like yellow, red or orange
  • Crayons
  • Construction and tissue paper
  • Glue sticks


Cut construction paper to fit around the toilet paper roll and glue it onto the roll. Next, cut the tissue paper into thin pieces (2” long). Glue the tips of the strips on the inside of one end of the toilet paper roll along the circular opening. You can personalize it with markers by drawing scales or other designs to make the dragon snout truly yours. To “breathe” fire, blow in the end of the toilet paper roll without tissue paper glued to it. Now you can be just like Burnadette!


Be sure to check out some of the other Halloween-themed festivities at the museum such as the Black Hat Dash, presented by Riley Children’s Health on Saturday, October 29. This 1-mile/5K frightfully fun run and walk is a great way for the whole family to get fit. The Haunted House offers IPL’s Lights-On Hours for the little ones who scare more easily, but older kids will enjoy the ever-scary Frightening Hours. Don’t forget to post your cherished family memories on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (#HauntedTCM). Cursed Castle is presented by Old National Bank and The Children’s Museum Guild. Tickets are available at the door, The Children’s Museum Box Office or online. Find out additional info on the Feast with the Witches and more at

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