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Picture of Flying 'Toothless' - How to Make Your Dragon!
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Completely unrelated to my other 'ible!

This is instructions to make your own FLYING 'Toothless' Nightfury dragon, from the How to Train Your Dragon movies.

My little brother is a huge fan of the films, he lives in England while I live in South Africa. It was his 7th birthday a few weeks ago and instead of ordering something online I thought I would give him (with help from Dad) a little project to make his own toy, and hopefully inspire him to design a few weird and wonderful flying machines for himself in the future.

The project should take little more than 2 hours including painting, and cost me literally nothing!

Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need

1. Some help or supervision using hot glue, sharp knife and scissors!

2. Some a4 sized paper and a printer, with black ink!

3. paint, cotton wool and / or a cigarette rolling paper for decoration.

4. A black polystyrene/styrofoam tray.

5. Some scissors.

6. A sharp knife, like a stanley or craft knife.

7. 4 x bamboo / wood BBQ skewers.

8. 2 x 10cm lengths of wire, easily bendable - paperclip kind of thickness.

9. 1 x Hot glue gun stick.

10. A ball point pen, an empty one is fine!

Hint - The polystyrene tray is the type used to pack fruit and veg or meat, slightly smaller than the A4 / printer paper.

Instead of using a glue gun I used a lighter to heat the glue, under a direct flame the glue does produce smoke which may be toxic, so work in a well ventilated area.

Cost of Project

I asked the butcher at my local store for the tray which he gave me for free, all the other stuff I had just lying around, I literally did not spend a cent specifically for this project!

Tom BD Bad (author) 3 years ago

I just saw the 1st prize for the DIY Summer Camp competition is a Powerup FPV! I promise IF I win I will endeavor to build a 'toothless' dragon (and accompanying instructable) that will fly using the Powerup FPV!

leastyye28 days ago
my toothless eyes are made from hot glue gun and...... ooooops forgot to glue the legs because the glue sticks are empty, so i hang the body and stand it on the legs, when i take a picture of my toothless and sorry the background are books.
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leastyye made it!28 days ago
my toothless eyes are made from hot glue gun and...... ooooops forgot to glue the legs because the glue sticks are empty, so i hang the body and stand it on the legs, when i take a picture of my toothless and sorry the background are books.
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you should enter this in the make it fly contest!

Tom BD Bad (author)  leahblackwolf3 years ago

Haha! edited my instructable, found a button I had missed to take me to active contests and entered the "Make it Fly" contest. And I'm a finalist! Thanks for your support!

: )

Tom BD Bad (author) 3 years ago
Thank you so much Judith, what a lovely comment! Would you be kind enough to please share a link to this instructable on facebook? I would love to see pics of what you come up with and instructables for your creations! I hope you enjoy building toothless and have great fun flying him around!
JudithW143 years ago

I just love this! So creative and what a wonderful way to show your brother that you care! Awesome! Gives me so many ideas for variations, from materials to types of fly toys. And Toothless is the best. Thank you. I will be smilin' for day's. And now I'm off to vote. Hope you win the contest but you are a winner already for sure.

Tom BD Bad (author) 3 years ago

Only 5 days left of the make it fly competition, I think its closed for new entries, open for voting only, Oh well!

Tom BD Bad (author) 3 years ago

I will do, I wasn't made aware of the make it fly contest when prompted to enter. Thanks for letting me know!

tombdbad3 years ago

Thanks for your positive comments!

LittleBilly3 years ago
Cool dragon
seamster3 years ago

I like it! This is a really cool little flying project. Thoughtful and well done! :)