How to Make a Stuffed Dragon


Children enjoy playing with stuffed animals of various sizes and shapes. Although you can purchase stuffed animals from a toy store, it can be more exciting and fulfilling to make your own stuffed animals by hand. For example, you can create a stuffed dragon with craft materials that can be given to a child who is particularly fond of dragons or fantasy toys. Not only will the stuffed dragon be carefully sewn, it can also be cherished as an heirloom.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric
  • Pencil
  • Poster board
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Cotton batting
  • Trace the form of a dragon onto poster board, or find a pattern online (see Resources). Make the dragon form as small or as large as you want your stuffed dragon to be.

  • Cut out the form with scissors.

  • Place the form onto a piece of fabric folded with the right sides together, and trace around it with a pencil.

  • Cut out the traced forms from the fabric with scissors.

  • Thread a needle, and knot the end.

  • Place the cut out fabric shapes together, lining up the edges.

  • Sew along the entire edge, leaving about 2 inches of fabric unsewn.

  • Turn the sewn shape right-side out.

  • Stuff the dragon form with cotton batting.

  • Turn down the open edges of the hole, and sew it closed.

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