Monday, September 20, 2010

Puff the Magic Dragon

The song “Puff the Magic Dragon” by Peter, Paul and Mary is one of Jackson’s all-time favorite songs. He requests that song or “Juke Box Hero” every time we are in the car.

A few weeks ago, Grandma and I were shopping at Joann’s fabric store and found some cool shimmery fabric that looked like scales. I thought of a mermaid tail first, then Grandma thought of a dragon. She decided to buy a yard of the fabric to make Jackson a cape.

We got to her house and brainstormed ways to make a cape. The plans got more and more elaborate, and we Googled images to get an idea of what the cape should look like. We found a link to this blog post on stitch/craft, which I was so excited about because I already subscribe to Holly’s blog. I had no idea that cape awesomeness was only a quick search away on her blog!

Grandma searched her basement and found a bit of unused black flannel for the inside of the cape, plus some gold felt to use for spikes down the dragon’s back. We cut out all the necessary pieces, then moved on to dinnertime. Grandma finished the cape later without me, and brought it to Jackson to try it on. Isn’t he ferocious?IMGP2545

Here’s a better view of the dragon spikes.IMGP2547

On the reverse (black) side of the cape, Grandma stitched red satin devil horns and a red felt tail.IMGP2549

Of course, this is now Jackson’s Halloween costume. He tells anyone who will listen that he’s going to be Puff the Magic Dragon for Halloween.

Thank you for such a great tutorial, Holly!


Gina said...

Grayson is going to be a dragon too (to go with Logan's Harry Potter costume, of course)!

JC's Loft said...

Thank goodness for grandma's huh! So cute Jackson!!


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