What could be better than having a dragon best friend?
Actually becoming a dragon! That’s why we’ve created this craft to make a tail inspired by Elliot from Pete’s Dragon that’s sure to be a roaring success at your child’s next party.
- 40 x 140 cm green fabric
- 10.5 x 120 cm red fabric
- 15 cm velcro
- 1 needle
- Cushion stuffing
- Some thread
Fold the green fabric in two. Draw a rectangle 56cm x 28cm. Inside the rectangle draw a large triangle shape and cut it out.
For the dragon scales, fold the red fabric in half and draw a strip 10cm x 56cm. Next draw seven triangles on the fabric. The first measuring 10cm high and the last 4.5cm with a small gap between.
Cut the triangles out ensuring you keep the bottoms of them joined together so they are in one long strip.
Sew around the tail and leave an opening 10cm wide to put the stuffing in the tail.
To make the waist ties, cut four strips of green fabric 35cm x 7.5cm. Sew two of them together on both sides, repeat with the other two. Attach velcro to the two strips of fabric.
Sew the two strips of fabric together at the opposite end of the velcro. Then sew this onto the large end of the tail.
Fill the tail with the cushion stuffing and sew up the hole.