Monday, November 21, 2011

How to Train Your Dragon crafty fun

From what I read on the internet, there aren't a lot of boy crafts out there.  Well, this one isn't a boy craft either, because I'm a girl and my kid is a girl, but it could be adapted for boys....

Hannah loves How to Train Your Dragon




It was one of the first chapter books we read together and then she loved being able to go see the movie after reading it!




She loves both of them.  Well, she wanted some dragons of her own.  One night she had a huge piece of paper and started drawing them out to make stuffed toys with.  I took some of the drawings, traced them with permanent marker and then traced them onto some muslin.  Hannah then colored them in.  It was a ton of work, and I hadn't even made it to the sewing and cutting and stuffing phase.  They sat for about three months.  She harassed me into getting them back out earlier this month.  They turned out cute.  Then she wanted more.  I got smart and pinned the muslin onto a piece of cardboard and let her have at it with the permanent markers.  I would advise if you are going this route that you use a pencil to give the kids boxes to work within or you will have a bunch of dragons piled up on top of each other.  So with out further fanfare, here is Hannah's pack of dragons...
Here's the whole gang, including some babies and a nest or two


This one is toothless and was done with the tracing method


This little guy was drawn directly onto the fabric.


This is the two headed dragon


We used sharpies, I only had three colors. Can you tell?  According to the internet, you can set the colors with heat, so I may run them through the dryer one time before they get too dirty.  So this can easily be adapted to be a boy craft by having a boy do the drawings :)  And I think you could create just about any stuffed creation with muslin, a sharpie, a sewing machine, some thread and stuffing.  Hope you enjoy!


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