How To Train Your Dragon DIY Pull-String Piñatas

by Tonya Staab

Celebrate the release of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World with these mini pull-string piñatas. They are perfect for filling with treats for a party, or for seeing the new movie at the drive-in.

Disclosure: This How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World project is sponsored by Universal Pictures.

The third installment of the How To Train Your Dragon movies, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, is coming to theaters on February 22nd. Are you as excited as we are to see it? I’m planning a dragon-filled day before-hand to watch the first two before we head to the theater to watch the new one.

And, as always, that day will be filled with fun, including the dragon slime containers I made over at Make and Takes, and these pull-string piñatas filled with movie-watching treats.

As you can see, I was inspired by the movie poster with Toothless and Light fury to create these fun mini pull-string piñatas.

What You  Need To Make How To Train Your Dragon Pull-String Pinatas

  • PDF template – FREE PRINTABLE
  • Cardboard – an old box is perfect for this
  • Crepe paper streamers – black and white
  • Scrapbook paper – green, blue, and black (for the eyes)
  • Packaging tape
  • Hot glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter

How To Make How To Train Your Dragon Pull-String Pinatas

The first thing you need to do is download the printable template I made for you to create these Toothless and Light Fury piñatas. Cut each piece out and trace around them onto cardboard. Use a box cutter to cut out all of your pieces.

Tip: keep the main body and tail together when tracing around the template, I had to split them to make the template, but your cardboard should be one piece.

Cut extra strips of cardboard to attach between the front and back piece of the body. These strips should be at least 2.5 to 3 inches wide. You can see from the image below how you mold these around the shape, attaching it in place with packaging tape as you go. Once you’ve done the back side of the dragon, attach the front side. Don’t attach the wings or legs just yet.

Once you’ve finished, you’ll need to use a box cutter to cut a flap into the belly of the dragon to add and remove candy. You can punch a hole through this and attach string at the very end.

Next, cut strips of crepe paper streamers, trimming a fringe into each piece and attach it to your piñata using the glue stick.

Once the whole dragon is covered, attach the wings and legs to the main body using hot glue.

Again, just like the main body, cover the legs and wings in fringed crepe paper streamers too.

Cut eyes from the scrapbook paper, and attach those with hot glue.

Now attach some ribbons or string to the flap, insert your candy or trinkets, and you are ready to enjoy your movie night or party.

Have you seen the trailer for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World? You can watch it below.

Don’t forget to go see How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in theaters February 22, and get tickets now

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Debra A Wise February 22, 2019 - 1:13 pm

This is the cutest thing! I would like to try this for one of my grandchildren’s birthdays. Thanks for sharing!!

Mariah A Lewis October 26, 2019 - 4:28 pm

Hello, I can’t find the cut out prints to start

Tonya Staab October 26, 2019 - 4:36 pm

Here’s the link for the printable There should be a link under the list of supplies ‘what you need’, but please let me know if you aren’t seeing that because I’ve just migrated my site and still working out some of the kinks.


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