Monday, March 14, 2011

"Dragon" Party Favors: Dragon Manual

As one of the party favors, I made miniature "Dragon Manuals" for each child. If you've never seen the movie, the Dragon Manual lists all the known dragons and everything they know about them.


I once again used my trusty PC, again using the "DS Rune English" font, and printed off some covers and pages, using old cardstock i dug out of my scrapbooking box that has been laying dormant for many years. I will need to tea-stain some more pages, though. Not enough of the other stuff.



I made a few in  different colors, since i didn't have enough of any one color. There are 8 dragons, so it worked out well printing on both sides. I cut each page out individually, then used my mini hole punch to put four holes in the pages, then tied a piece of hemp string through each hole.

I used the same cliparts i used for the invites, except i changed the coloring to sepia so they would look more Dragon Manual-ish. My camera is lame, so just imagine that the paper and images are more of a creamy, antique-y color, rather than grey.


I had great help from a "How to Train Your Dragon" wiki - found here. It uses the movies and the books as reference to compile their lists of dragons, characters, and so on. I had a lot of fun looking up the eight dragons from the movie, and gathering extra tidbits that weren't specifically mentioned in the movie. Did you know that the reason the Gronckle eats rocks is to fuel it's fire? the rocks melt in it's belly and he spits out molten lava! Yes, i am a geek.

Since this party is going to be full of pre-school children, i did my best to stay away from using words like "kill" and "death" and "blood". There is a bit about the Terrible Terror being one of the most frightening because it's small enough to sneak in your house while you're sleeping and attack you before you even know what's happened. Yeah, a little too nightmare-inducing for these kids, i think.



I even borrowed some lines from the movie to make a list of "tips" for fighting dragons. We are going to use these Manuals for something at the party, but you'll have to wait to see what it is!!


UPDATE #1:

I have had a lot of people asking about the font I used. I always look every time i'm asked, but could never find it. Well, this morning luck was with me. I found one!! It may not be exactly the same - i haven't compared every letter - but it's darn near perfect, and made by the same designer. You can download it here:

DS RUNEnglish 2 by Dan Smith's Fantasy Fonts 

UPDATE #2

 I Sincerely apologize for my lack of response. Go to THIS POST to download the free printable!

60 comments:

  1. do you have any lying around left? I'd love to make my own for a costume I'm getting ready for november.

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    1. I'm pretty sure i still have the files on my computer, but no, i don't have any put together.

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    2. good idea for a dragon manual:
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    3. Amazing idea! I got inspired to make one after watching HTTYD 2. ^_^

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  2. What a fun party! I love the Dragon manuals and viking hats especially. I am doing a dragon party for my son coming up and was wondering if you have a downloadable link for the dragon manual by any chance?

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    1. I don't, but if you can open .doc files (Microsoft), i can e-mail you the files.

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    2. Great ideas! Could I please have a copy of your dragon manual?

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    3. I need somewhere to send it - If you send me an e-mail at bugbooandbean@gmail.com i will be happy to send it to you!

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    4. Are you still able to email the pdf for the dragon manual?

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    5. Would i be able to have a copy sent to my email as well of the dragon manual??? its whsaarchuleta11@gmail.com

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  3. I've been looking through this MARVELOUS party you had for you son! So creative!!! How did you make the swords and viking hats?

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  4. Hi Emily~

    Love all your ideas! I'm frantically trying to put together a Dragon party for my almost 5 yr old. Could I get a copy of your dragon manual?
    Thanks so much.

    ~Tiffany :)

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    1. I can certainly send it to you. You can message me at bugbooandbean@gmail.com and i'll send it to your e-mail!

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  5. Hi, I love your ideas, my daughter want to have a how to train your dragon party, I sent you an email on Monday, just want to make sure you receive it. Thank you, Amy

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    1. Hi, Amy! I thought i had responded, but if you haven't received the e-mail, i'll try again just to be sure! Thanks! :)

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  6. hi Emiliy

    nice ideas

    my son loves the movie an i want to do some stuff like you did, but i cant find the font, please can you mail it me?
    i always be thankful
    germanadiazr@yahoo.com

    german

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  7. Hi,
    I am working on a dragon party for my daughter....
    Could you please mail me the dragon handbook?
    primeaus69@yahoo.ca
    Lisa

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  8. I love this!! Would you mid emailing me the files?!

    Thanks
    Omega

    go_thompsons@yahoo.com

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  9. I tried emailing you but perhaps I got it wrong. I would LOVE a copy for my son's fifth birthday. hollymcphail@yahoo.com
    Thanks!!!

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  10. I tried to email you as well, but just in case I thought I would ask here also. My daughters birthday is coming up soon and I would love to do something like you have done here. Any chance you can send a copy of the dragon manual to me @ benjamincripe@gmail.com ?

    Thank you

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  11. Hello,
    Just sent you an email and am wondering if it's at all possible to obtain a copy of the dragon manual? You really have done an amazing job. If by chance it is possible, my email address is schiavons@hotmail.com. I only discovered your site because I'm searching for viking/dragon party for my son who turns 9! Thanks so much.

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  12. You really did a great job on your sons birthday party. I would love to get a copy of the dragon manual for my sons party. sheilarapisarda@gmail.com.
    Thank you:)

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  13. I just sen you you an email from kay_shorty@yahoo.com, I would really love a copy of the manual. I love your ideas and I know my kids would go crazy with this party. Thank you so much for sharing and helping all of us other mothers make our kids day special. Thanks, Kim

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  14. Hi I sent you an email but just in case you didn't receive it I thought I should also try here. I would love a copy of the dragon manual that you made. Thanks so much, Odessa littledess@yahoo.com

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  15. I love this!! and am wondering if it's possible to obtain a copy of the dragon manual? Would you mid emailing me the file
    LABRUJITA025@YAHOO.COM
    THANKS

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  16. hey omg i love this!!!! my son is turning 5 and he is nuts on how to train your dragon... his party is on a budget so this is amazing!!!! please could you send me everything ha ha to e_frith@yahoo.co.uk thank you sooooooo much

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  17. This is a fantastic Dragon Party. I appreciate you posting this party because there's not much Dragon Party info out there. My nephew is having a Dragon 2 party at the theatre in June so I would really appreciate recieving a copy of your Dragon Manuel to include with this goodies. I'm also going to include the Viking Hats for all the kids and Parents. LOL! My email address is: carmenbrath64@gmail.com Thank you.

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  18. My son would love this manual! Could you send me the pdf? rluna77@aol.com Thanks!

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  19. Would also love to have the manual! My email is craftsrme@hotmail.com. Thank you so much!,
    Linda

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    1. Is it possible to get the manual pages as well. I think this would be a great detail at my table settings next week. My email is onesaucymistress@yahoo.com Thanks for you generosity and all your work. Monica.

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  20. Hi there I'm hoping you could help me out, I'd like to make some dragon manuals for my daughters up coming birthday.... and was wondering if you still had the info files?? My email is kristyheinicke@live.com.au .... but will email you as well (hopefully yours hasn't changed)
    Thank you Kristy

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  21. Hi,

    I've just sent you an email asking if you could still send the file, but thought I would comment here too incase it went to your junk folder!

    Thanks

    Clare

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  22. Hi,
    This is fantastic, invitations, manual everything is amazing my son will soon have 6 and is very excited about his birthday party How to train your Dragon and finally found a lot of information through their website, I would like to send the information to we can print my email is paoqr@yahoo.com ... thank you very much

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  23. Hi Emily, Is there any possibility to get a copy of your dragon manual? I would be so grateful, you have done such a fantastic job on it! styletto2001@gmail.com

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  24. Hi Emily!,
    Could you please send me a copy of your dragon manual?
    My daughter's bday is tomorrow Yikes!!! My email is: sandragamio@icloud.com
    It would be wonderful to have it!!!
    Thanks!

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  25. Your ideas are amazing!! Please send me a copy of the dragon manual to lilbuff7@msn.com Thank you so much for your time and wonderful ideas!!

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  26. I too would really like a pdf file of the dragon manual! My email is pastorsayward@yahoo.com
    Thanks in advance!!

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  27. Love your ideas! Sent you my email (scoutmomp11@gmail.com) but I'm contacting you here just to cover my bases for the pdf of the dragon manual. Thanks so much for sharing your talent! Lon

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  28. Hi Emily Could you please send me a copy of your dragon manual to james.macrae2@bigpond.com Your page is amazing. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

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  29. If you still have a pdf of your dragon manual, I'd love a copy. It's fantastic! My email is donettehope@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  30. Hi I would love a copy of your PDF for my sons party. He loved this when we saw it on pinterest. vickifair@yahoo.com

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  31. I love all of your ideas! So cute and creative! I emailed you a few days ago asking for the files to make the Dragon Manual! I hope that you got it. I hope to hear from you soon

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  32. What a great party! I am having a "how to train your dragon party" for my son's sixth birthday, thanks for some fantastic ideas. I would love a copy of your book of dragons please!

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  33. Your party ideas have inspired me. I am planning my six year-old's birthday party and would love a copy of the dragon book sent to me please at lkasotakis@earthlink.net. Thank you so much!

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  34. You did an awesome job!! I am planning to throw my son a 5th birthday party celebration and would love to get the copy of the dragon book. My email wija0007 at yahoo dot com. Thank you very much :)

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  36. Hi, I sent an email to your account listed above a day or so ago but it case it went to junk folder I thought it would be safe to post it here. I would love a copy of the manual if it isn't to much trouble. My email is monique.jeanneret@hotmail.com Thankyou :)

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  37. I also emailed you last week asking if you might still have a copy of the manual. If you're willing to share, I would appreciate it so much!!!! Thanks
    r_cain2003@hotmail.com

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  38. Could you please send me a copy of the dragon manual? My email is lhoris@hotmail.com

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  39. Hi there, just chasing up an email I sent last Saturday requesting a copy of your dragon manual for my son's party. Hopefully it hasn't been sent to your junk folder. Would you be able to send a copy to my email please? My address is gailc27@hotmail.com

    Regards,
    Gail

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  40. My daughter's birthday party is next week and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE these printables! Is there anyway I could still get a copy? Thanks SO much!
    keri.toponce@gmail.com

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  41. Hello . I'm going to party my son how to train your dragon and I can not find the images of dragons nor their description . could you send me by e- mail please.
    bernardinosluciana@gmail.com

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  42. I would love to put together a manual for my son's birthday. Can you send me the file? cmsummerlin@yahoo.com

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  43. Hello I'm having a how to train your dragon party and would loooovvveee a copy of your dragon manual? my email is vero806@msn.com

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  44. Your party ideas are amazing!!! I too would like the manual for my sons birthday. Thank you for sharing with us! aewirtz@yahoo.com

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  45. Hi Emily, that is an amazing job that you have done on the manual. I showed my to boys your blog they love it. Is it possible to get a copy of the dragon manul too suprise them. plese send to sonyagold@skymesh.com.au thanks for sharing...

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  46. Hi Emily, I sent you an e-mail about getting a copy of the manual but I never heard back. Are you still sending it out to people who request it?

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  47. I would love if you could send me a copy of the manual please:) mcgowad@gmail.com

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  48. hello ladies...I created a simple dragon manual if anyone is interested I would be happy to email it to you...send me an email with dragon manual on the subject line to vero806@msn.com

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  49. thank you so much for sharing! i posted the link here: https://www.pinterest.com/lmifans/how-to-train-your-dragon/

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