Monday, January 16, 2012
Penguin Bean Bag
With a penguin themed birthday party coming up, not to mention National Penguin Awareness Day at the end of the week, I thought it might be nice to have a penguin bean bag, or two, for a handy game of toss the penguin, or something like that. I'll tell you more about the game as soon as I figure out how we're actually going to play it.
But, the bean bag is simple, even easier than the turkey, or pilgrim bean bags.
Cut the pieces from felt, as shown, using a drinking glass to trace around for the body, and freehanding the eyes, beak, wings, and feet.
The white "tummy" is just a rough heart cut out of a circle the same size as the body.
Stitch the pieces together using matching colored threads...
...leaving the top open...
...so you can fill the body fairly snugly with rice, dried beans, or unpopped popcorn kernels (making this an ages 3 and up, choking hazard for babies, type toy).
Sew the top closed, and stitch a second time around the body for added strength.
And he, or she (it's so hard to tell with penguins) is ready to fly, as no penguin has flown before.
It's great to be a homeschooler.