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Topic: Aarrgghh! My boy doesn't like this wetfelted dragon!  (Read 2557 times)
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« on: August 22, 2008 11:22:08 AM »

Hi!

I made this dragon for my 3 year old boy, wetfelting on a frame of pipe cleaners. The details (eyeballs, teeth, nails) are needlefelted. I like this dragon very much, although I made a mistake with the arms: I totally forgot that dragons have arms too! So I sew them on later on. But what do you think? My boy doesn't like this dragon at all. Sniff. He didn't like the bird I made earlier neither. Well, next time I'll make him a felted car? Or a pair of felted boots. Or a felted whatever.

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008 11:24:21 AM »

dang kids... its hard to craft for your own... my DD actually liked the birdnest pendants I just threw together... who knew!??!

I think its very cute! Good work!  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008 11:33:12 AM »

Your dragon is darling... my 9 yo boy just went ... Oh make me one please.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008 11:45:01 AM »

I like it !!
Children have to get used with things. I know my daughters do not like everything I make, but after  a while the get use to it and play with it anyway. What also helps is when another child says  '"oh, I Like that".
Keep confidence! Your boy will get the taste of it!
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008 12:21:38 PM »

I say, set it aside for a time. I would suggest you have him "help" you with the next project. Maybe have him pick the color or animal you want to try next. Maybe he just does not like the color, or the shape, or even the feel of the fabric. Or, maybe he is afraid of the dragon. My sister made my 1 1/2 year old son a hand puppet of a sorcerer, and my son just screamed. He never, ever, liked it. Don't lose heart, and keep crafting.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008 12:33:49 PM »

Oh that's so, so darling!!  Sorry to hear your son doesn't like it.  Cry

If you don't know someone that would like to have it, maybe you could do something like this? You know there's a little one out there that would absolutely love to have it.  Wink

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263901.0
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008 01:07:58 PM »

I think he's fabulous! I agree with the other posters. I think he may need to grow into it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008 01:48:59 AM »

Oh, but I love him! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2008 05:23:45 AM »

One more reason to keep the cute dragon for yourself! :-) I am in awe of your felting skills! The face is so nice, and I love the yellow stripes and the wings. I think it's a real gorgeous dragon, but I agree that it is also scary which might be why your son doesn't feel attracted to it.
I remember not liking felt toys when I was a kid. When they were soft, they were torn very easily which made me sad, and when they were robust, I hated touching them, they were scratchy as steel wool to me. Maybe it was like one of those issues some people have about wearin wool, it's uncomfortable to the touch to them up to real itch horror. I can wear wool, but maybe I was a lot more sensitive to it as a kid.
Another suggestion: If your son doesn't like to play with the dragon, he might like him as a guard against ghosts and monsters and stuff. The dragon could scare them away.
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008 05:28:17 PM »

this is absolutely amazing!
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