Nothing sparks the imagination quite like a good fairytale. Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a far off kingdom where princesses and knights are joined by fairy godmothers and magical creatures? We’ve seen the stories over and over again in books and movies. Sometimes, there’s a damsel in distress, waiting for her knight in shining armor to save the day. Other princesses didn’t need a man to rescue her. But one thing all fairytales have in common is an epic adventure.
Whether you’re dressing up for Halloween or looking for a way to take playtime to the next level, we’ve got the perfect DIY for you! Pair this Dragon hoodie with some other fairytale costumes for a dress-up adventure like no other!
Knights beware! A fire breathing dragon is hot on your tail! This mythical creature has appeared in cultures all around the world and can now appear in your own home thanks to a fun DIY. See how to create this horned and spiked filled monster using a basic green hoodie as the base. Download our free printable and follow our step by step instructions this no-sew hoodie for the fantasy lover in your life. As a bonus, see how to make it a “fire breathing” dragon with the help of some strategically cut felt elbow pads!
This DIY was created, shot and written by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Head over to her blog to see all the tips and tricks she has for parents!
- Green hoodie
- Felt – Blue, Yellow, Red, Orange, White, Black
- Hot Glue
- Heat n Bond
- Fabric Scissors
- Dragon Hoodie Template
Cut out all the shapes on the dragon hoodie template. Cut the coordinating felt shapes as shown. Tip: pay attention to which shapes require more than one! The number of spikes will be determined by your hoodie size and how you space them out.
Layer the pieces as shown and adhere together. Make sure to mirror the flames so they are going opposite directions. Also, leave the bottoms of the spikes and the horns open slightly, about a ½ an inch so you can attach them properly in a later step.
Adhere the eyes and nostrils onto the hood. Use chalk to make marks for the horns.
Use scissors to cut the holes for the horns. Tip: if your hoodie is a double thickness like ours, only cut through the top layer.
Insert the horn into the hole and spread the bottoms open. Use hot glue to adhere these pieces in place.
Lay your spikes down the center of the hood and back of the hood. Use chalk to make marks then cut along these marks with fabric scissors.
Insert the spikes and spread the bottoms open. Use hot glue to adhere them in place.
Flip your hoodie over and cut a yellow oval shape to cover the front of the hoodie in the belly area. Make a cut for each of the pockets or cut it in half if you chose a zipper front!
Have someone wear the hoodie and cross their elbows in front of their face and mark this placement with chalk. Use hold glue to adhere the flames in place.
Grab your camera and be ready to catch that friendly fire breather out in the wild!
They may look super cute from behind, but mind those spikes!
And watch out for their firey breath (made when they cross their arms)!
Who wants to be a princess or a knight when you can be a dragon? Take your DIY dragon hoodie to the next level by adding these removable wings and tail to the look.