Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pilgrim Bean Bag

The children still love the turkey bean bag I made for them last fall. You can see it's a little worse for wear from all the games of "turkey toss", but still in one piece. This year, I decided to make them a pilgrim pal (or maybe a leprechaun dressed for a funeral, the jury is out on which one it looks like).

Just like for the turkey, I cut felt circles around a large coffee mug for the body of the bean bag, and then sized the rest of the pieces around those.


I used tacky glue to hold the pieces in place...







...and then secured them with a few stitches of embroidery floss...


...before sewing the front and back together securely together, going over the stitches twice, and leaving a hole to be stitched up...


...once the little guy was stuffed with dried beans...


...and all prepared for a rousing round of pass the pilgrim.


It's great to be a homeschooler.

8 comments:

Christy said...

Too cute!!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Love it - he looks so cute!

alanay said...

ne kadar şeker olmuşlar!

Phyllis said...

They are adorable. It would be fun to fill one with dried corn! Oh, what fun games you guys are going to enjoy with them.

Ticia said...

I had just gone through my things saved from last year and seen your bean bag guys from there, and now these guys! Adorable!

Debbie said...

Very Cute!

Joyce said...

I think he looks like a pilgrim :) but the leprechaun comment made me laugh out loud! haha. I confess that I have never made my son a bean bag. It's absurd really, and I've wanted to. I'm able to. I just haven't. I'm going to pin this and hope that it's cuteness spurs me to make one of some kind. I think your blog posts are my most shared. Thanks for posting!

Joyce said...

I want to let you know that you inspired me to finally make my son a bean bag game! Thanks so much :) I've blogged about it, and linked back to you. Here's the link if you'd like to visit!

http://dinosaursandoctopuses.blogspot.com/2011/11/eat-or-be-eaten-turkey-toss.html