Saturday, 14 April 2012

Dinosaur Tails

Sorry for the silence around here this last week. Ethan's birthday and two parties were last Friday...

and my husband has had the week off. Needless to say, we have just been enjoying his company! (and resting after the parties!)

I have a LOT to share with you, I always go a little crazy with the crafting right before my kids' birthdays! 

For now I want to show you these dino tails I made for party favours.

We didn't have a party as such for Ethan, he's only two after all, but we did have two of his friends over for "messy play".

I'll share more about that on another post!

For the party "favours" I used this great tutorial from Jessica at Running with Scissors.

There's something really satisfying about having sets of pattern pieces all cut up and ready to sew!

The boys, and Izzy loved them! 

They are seriously easy to whip up with the tutorial. Especially if you use fleece or felt for the spikes (I just used some left over scraps!).

I don't know if you can tell, but they're shaking their tails from side to side here! They spent about an hour running round the yard playing with these on. 

Anybody else ever made their party favours? I have Izzy's tangled party on Saturday! I'm stumped as to what to make the girls...a headband?


  1. those dino tails turned out great and I'm sure the kids will be thrilled to have been invited to that party!!

  2. Cute :) sounds like you had a busy week!

  3. Those tails are awesome! That is a cute idea, your so creative. I think you have a wonderful blog, I'm now following you. I would like to invite you to stop by my blog and share this at my Party the Sunday Round UP. @

  4. Those tails are a great idea for dino loving littlies!
    What about a headband with long hair for the tangled party, so they can pretend they are Rapunzel?

  5. Haha! What super cool favors! Looks like they had so very much fun with them.

  6. Just want to say thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round UP.
    Rose @

  7. Oh, wow! That is so crazy adorable! My son would go nuts for one of those...he loooves dinosaurs! What a great idea! Would you consider sharing it here?

  8. yours came out cute! I just shared my experience with the same tutorial!
    going to start following you!

  9. Cute! How about Frying pans? for party favours? That could be easy. Oh you've probably decided already though. Good luck with the party. :)

    1. Ha ha! Great idea, I've gone with headbands with flowers glued on! Not nearly as fun! Thanks, I'm gonna need it!