YES it is COMPETITION time again… and I have an absolutely fabulous competition for you this – exclusive to Red Ted Art and in conjunction with the fabulous new movie DISNEY movie – Pete’s Dragon which is out in UK cinemas August 12th
If you don’t know the story of Pete’s Dragon it is about time you do. It is a wonderful magical tale about Pete and his friend Elliot. Elliot is no ordinary friend – he is a DRAGON – and sometimes only Pete can see him, which can cause all sorts of troubles…. a fun and action packed movie – revived from the 70s and re-filmed in live action for the new millennium, this a darling film for all kids to see this summer (watch the trailer below).
Now. Maybe YOUR child has an imaginary best friend?? Or maybe they if asked, they could design a best friend? Is it a dragon like Elliot? Or will it be a rainbow coloured cat? Will your child have a mighty mouse friend, or trusted dog?
We challenge you to GET DRAWING this summer!!!!
We will then pick 10 (yes 10!!!) of our favourite drawings and we will turn them into wonderful plush toys!!
And here is how….. “Tweet your drawings to @redtedart using the hashtag #PetesDragon and keep your eyes peeled on our social channels to see if your drawing has been shared with the Red Ted Art group!
STEP 1 – the drawing
First we will be taking a good look at your drawing – what are the details? What is special and unique about this drawing?
STEP 2 – fabric selection
For each and every special friend we will make a visit to the fabric shop – and have a good route around to see what fabric we can find to best match the design. If no fabric is available, we will hand stitch details to make it **simply perfect**!
STEP 3 – cutting and pinning of shapes
This when your friend begins to take shape – some white fleece for the head maybe? Rainbow fabric for the body. Bit by bit, your friend is being brought to life!
STEP 4 – machine sewing
Time to sew the main features of your cuddle toy!
STEP 5 – Stuffing
Stuffing – the stuffing is special machine washable stuffing! So should you best friend need a wash, you can pop him or her into the washing machine. Time to stuff the toy and hand sew it shut.
STEP 6 – Hand embroidery
This is the magical part of your toy creation – as special features such as beautiful eyes or sequins get added to make your toy **just so**.
And finished. Every plush toy also comes with a matching necklace for you and your best friend to wear!
How to enter:
Get your kids drawing their very own cuddle toys! Add your child’s name and age to the drawing
Tweet your drawings to @redtedart using the hashtag #PetesDragon including your CHILD’S AGE!
Terms & Conditions:
- One entry per child only.
- Open to UK residence only.
- Distribution of the toys are the responsibility of the Think Jam PR company.
- Competition closes on the 12th August 2016.
- Winners will be chosen by Red Ted Art and the decision is final. Winners will be announced on the 15th August – please keep an eye out for winning tweets!
- Toys will be delivered in October (to allow for the making of your very special friend!) so please be patient!