I changed it up a little to make one specific dragon. If you've seen "How to Train Your Dragon", you may recognize him:
The wooden spoon made the perfect shape for Toothless's head!
Want to make your own? Here's what you'll need:
- Black and White paint (and a paintbrush or two)
- 1 sheet black craft foam, scrap of red craft foam (for tongue)
- Pen or pencil
- White Cardstock (for traceable pattern)
- Glue (I used a hot glue gun, because i'm too impatient to wait for regular glue to dry)
Paint the spoon black and let dry.
While your spoon dries, draw your pattern peices onto your cardstock, or print and cut out this one I made:
I don't know how to make a PDF, so you'll have to put the picture into a word document and enlarge it to fit the borders of the page.
Trace the eyes onto the spoon and paint white (You can use googly eyes if you want to make it easier, but I wanted a more Toothless-like shape to the eyes.
Toothless's eyes change shape in the movie from catlike slits (when he's angry or threatened) to rounded squares (when he's friendly or happy).
I didn't have a small paintbrush - i was using a toothpick, so the eye's aren't as smooth as i'd like, but you get the idea.
While they eyes are drying, trace the wings, tail, ears, and mouth onto the black foam, and the tongue onto red foam and cut out the pieces.
In the movie, one of Toothless's middle ear/horns is shorter than the other, so i cut a little bit off the end of one.
Assemble. See photo above for a close-up of his head to see the placement of the ears.
Glue the tongue onto the mouth piece, then glue the mouth piece just at the back and slightly up the sides, leaving enough unglued for the mouth to open.
Give to your child, who will fly him around the house all afternoon. I will admit to flying him around a bit myself.
Since the party is for a bunch of younger kids, I have the spoons painted and the foam cut out, so all they have to do is glue them together. I'm also playing around with the idea of making little foam fish for the kids to "feed" to their Toothless.
It should be lots of fun. Can't wait!!