When my 5 year old grandson Caleb, came up to me last week and asked, "Nana, can you make me a Gluten Free, Dairy Free, "How to Train Your Dragon" cake for my birthday party?" ..of course I said "sure buddy!" And I started thinking about what that cake would look like and what other fun things we could do to go along with that theme. So when my friend Amy posted a link on Facebook to this free tutorial on Running With Scissors for these adorable dragon tails, I knew I wanted to make some for the party! They are super fast and super fun to sew! The pattern is easy to follow and takes less than 45 minutes from cutting to stuffing! I made mine out of fleece. It took 5/8 yd for the tails and 1/8 yd for the spikes. I made them in different lengths from 18" to 24" long depending on the age and height of the children attending the party. I also used their favorite colors to personalize them :) When my hubby came into my sewing room on Friday night and saw them all done, he wanted one for himself! So I quickly whipped up another one with a
Turns out the tails were a hit! The kids never took them off the entire time and were pretty excited to be able to take them home with them afterwards!
I turned around to find my oldest grandson Elijah (he's 7) with his little brother Caleb and their little friend Kyleah sitting off in the corner praying. They were thanking God for dragons! Seriously....how cute is that? I only heard the very end of the prayer. I wish I could have heard it all!
And......the Gluten Free, Dairy Free, How to Train Your Dragon cake turned out pretty cute too! I googled "How to Train Your Dragon images" and saved the ones I wanted into a file. Then I printed them onto photo paper and cut them out. I glued them to cocktail toothpicks and bamboo skewers for the flying dragons and placed them into the cake. Caleb was a very happy little boy and that makes this Nana a very happy girl :)
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