My kids love to draw, and they love stuffed animals. So when I suggested we make our own stuffed animals, they jumped at the chance. The sky's the limit with this project - because anything they draw can be turned into a 'stuffy.' Huge grins told me they were so proud when they saw the final product - of something they had created out of nothing.
DIY Your Very Own Stuffed Animal
What you'll need:
*felt (white and one bright color)
*thread and needle
*iron-on printer paper
Draw an animal, creature, monster - whatever you want!
Color-photocopy the drawing onto iron-on printer paper.
Cut out the printed version, leaving no white around the edges.
Place the printout face down on the piece of white felt. Follow the instructions on the iron-on printer paper package for best results.
Peel the iron on paper off the felt.
Place the white felt on the colored felt and pin around the edges of the drawing. Cut around the edges, leaving a 1/4 inch margin.
Sew around the animal, stopping two inches before you reach the beginning stitches.
Stuff the animal, being sure to fill in any nooks and crannies.
Sew the edges shut, and knot tightly.
Enjoy your creature!
A note from Bloesem: Thank you Chiara for a great craft contribution! We hope you are your children enjoy this craft as much as Chiara's kids did. Happy crafting!
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