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...

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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