What's Inside: The best ultra-creative How to Train Your Dragon craft ideas to make with your kids!
Your son is jumping up and down like he has ants in his pants, asking to watch “the dragon” movie for the 48th time this week. You love how the How to Train Your Dragon movies spark his imagination and teach lessons of bravery, family togetherness, and creative problem solving. You ask yourself if there's a better way to engage all of his senses and give him the dragons he loves so dearly …
Mom, your answer is here! We've gathered the BEST craft ideas and projects inspired by the How to Train Your Dragon series of movies. Get ready for the crafternoon of your kid's dreams!
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How to Train Your Dragon Characters
Before we jump into full crazy craft lady mode, let's explore the characters of How to Train Your Dragon. You might have heard your kid talking about how smart Astrid is or how silly Ruffnut is. Here are all the deets on the most popular HTTYD characters:
- Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III – the son of the chief, Stoick the Vast, who helps the injured night fury dragon, Toothless
- Toothless – the black night fury dragon who is injured and strikes a friendship with Hiccup
- Astrid Hofferson – Hiccup's love interest
- Stoick the Vast – chief of the village of Berk and Hiccup's father
Find out more about new and obscure How to Train Your Dragon characters here.
Dragon Names from How to Train Your Dragon
Hiccup keeps a journal of all the dragons along with sketches and any other knowledge her has gathered about them. Here are some of the favorite dragons your kids might be talking about:
- Night Fury – black dragon by the name of Toothless, hides in the dark, does dive bomb attacks, ridden by Hiccup
- Gronckle – eats boulders and blasts lava
- Hideous Zippleback – two headed dragon that throws gas and sparks, ridden by Tuffnut and Ruffnut Thorston
- Deadly Nadder – shoots spines from it tail, ridden by Astrid Hofferson
- Thunderdrum – big mouth blue dragon that sends a sonic blast
You can view a virtual version of Hiccup's journal online here.
Now that you know why your kid is blurting out “Hiccup” and Tuffnut” all the time, you can get to crafting all these amazing How to Train Your Dragon projects with them.
How to Train Your Dragon Jewelry
Make these quick and easy pendant necklaces with the kids with a free printable from How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World:
Papercrafts to make for How to Train Your Dragon
Grab lots of black and white paper to make these fun How to Train Your Dragon papercrafts projects:
- Toothless Bookmark – Red Ted Art
- Cute Little Dragon – Our Unschooling Journey
- Origami Toothless – Pinterest
How to Train Your Dragon Hats to Make
Wear Toothless and crew on your head! You're gonna love these How to Train Your Dragon hats to make for costumes or everyday:
- How To Train Your Dragon Crochet Hat – Pinterest
- Easy Baseball Hat DIY With Free Printable – Bren Did
- My Favorite Dragon Hat – Ravelry
Clever How to Train Your Dragon DIY Costume and Cosplay Ideas!
Searching for the perfect HTTYD Halloween costume? We've gathered some of the cutest How to Train Your Dragon costumes and cosplays for characters like Toothless and Astrid.
- Night Fury Hoodie – Choly Knight
- Toothless How To Train Your Dragon Costume – Make It & Love It
- Cosplay Astrid How To Train Your Dragon – Ashen Sky
- Astrid How To Train Your Dragon Costume – Free Time Frolics
- DIY No Sew Dragon Wings – Bren Did
DIY How to Train Your Dragon Plushies
Check out these adorable HTTYD plushies you can crochet or sew:
Printables Crafts for How to Train Your Dragon
Afternoon activity or party fun, these HTTYD printables are easy to make and free to download:
- Free How To Train Your Dragon Printables – Skgaleana
- How To Train Your Dragon One Page Calendar – The Cottage Market
- How To Train Your Dragon Free Printables – Highlights Along The Way
- How To Train Your Dragon Free Printable – Oh My Fiesta
How to Train Your Dragon LEGO Projects
If you love LEGO, check out these amazing How to Train Your Dragon LEGO projects to make:
- Build Toothless from HTTYD – Frugal Fun 4 Boys
- Or make this Toothless and Hiccup LEGO figure – Inconspicuous on the Euro Bricks Forum which has fewer parts
- Lego Hookfang – Frugal Fun 4 Boys
- How To Train Your Dragon Lego – Pinterest
HTTYD Painted Rocks
Toothless and crew make the cutest painted rocks! Get the instructions for these How to Train Your Dragon painted rocks here:
- Toothless Night Fury Painted Rocks – Pinterest
- Toothless & Light Fury Painted Rock – Pinterest
- Toothless Painted Rock – Pinterest
- Baby Dragon Painted Rock – Deviant Art
DIY Clay Dragons from How to Train Your Dragon
Create the characters from How to Train Your Dragon from clay with these fabulous DIY ideas:
- Even though this is made with fondant, you can make the same Toothless dragon with clay!
- Toothless Polymer Clay Cupcake – Instagram
- How To Train Your Dragon Clay Toothless – Pinterest
- The Faun Jackalope Night Fury – Mijbil Creatures
Pillow DIYs from How to Train Your Dragon
When your kid loves HTTYD, you gotta bring it with the room decor! These DIY How to Train Your Dragon pillow and blanket ideas are gonna knock their socks off!
- DIY Toothless Pillow – Rbitencourt
- Toothless White Fury Pillow – Etsy
- Toothless Dragon Tail Blanket – Etsy
How to Train Your Dragon Characters with Perler Beads
Make Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon with easy to use fuse plastic beads:
More HTTYD Craft Projects for Kids
These HTTYD craft projects are so clever, we couldn't put them in their own category. Check out these favorite How to Train Your Dragon ideas we found:
- How To Train Your Dragon Pinata – Tonya Staab
- How To Train Your Dragon Slime – Parenting Chaos
- Dragon Toothless Toilet Paper Roll Craft – The Keeper Of The Cheerios
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