I was sitting with my 7-year-old son in front of the laptop, clicking through images in search of a specific Halloween costume. He'd decided he wanted to dress as Toothless, the Night Fury dragon from How to Train Your Dragon, and I was having trouble finding a manufactured version that wasn't 1) a total piece of crap, or 2) being offered via eBay for the low, low price of just $85. That's when we stumbled across this page.
"Mom! That's it! It's perfect," he said. Well, I said, someone made that for their kid, we can't buy it. "Mom. It can't be that hard, right? Can't you, you know ... make it, too?" My son gazed trustingly at me, and I sighed and scanned the page to see if it was something I had a chance in hell of pulling off. Papier-mâché head, hot-glued wings, body created via sewing machine, tail formed of sewn felt, and -- uh, yeah, forget it.
Crafty moms, I thought to myself for the millionth time, can suck a bag of googly eyes.