Beanbag Animal Sleeping Bag
Parental supervision is recommended
With this simple felt and ribbon sleeping bag craft, your kids' Beanie Babies can have their very own winter sleepover or summer camping trip. Either one equals fun!
What you'll need:
- 2 pieces of pink felt (9x12")
- 40" White flat eyelet (1/4" inch hole openings)
- 40" Pink ribbon (1/4" wide)
- Stuffing (batting, fiberfill, material scraps, felt scraps, etc.)
- Hot glue gun, low temp glue gun, or tacky glue
- Needle and thread, or sewing machine, optional
How to make it:
- Bend the narrow end of the first piece of felt down 2 inches. (Portrait style)
- Stuff the area lightly with a piece of batting, fiberfill, or other material.
- Glue the end of the "pillow" down. Be sure to glue the outside ends down as well.
- Take the second piece of felt and lie it down lengthwise (landscape style) just under the pillow. (Note: There will be excess off to one end, ignore this for the moment.)
- Lift the edge up on the second piece and glue along the edges of the first piece along one side and the bottom edge.
- Press the felt down firmly matching edges on the side, and allowing second piece to lap over the bottom of the sleeping bag.
- Allow a little "give" for the bulk of the beanie baby when inside. Glue along the second (long) side of the first piece. Press the second (top) piece down on it. Let dry.
- When glue has dried, turn the sleeping bag over and cut off excess felt.
- Meanwhile, weave the pink ribbon through the eyelet.
- After excess felt has been cut, then apply the ribbon/eyelet.
- Start in one corner of the sleeping bag and glue down the middle of the backside of the ribbon. Lay the eyelet on the felt allowing a small part of the eyelet to hang over the edge. (see photo)
- When you reach the end of the felt, turn the eyelet to begin to follow the (next) edge of the felt.
- Glue down the "fold" that occurs from making the turn. When you have finished the 4th side, cut the eyelet and ribbon and glue down both the eyelet and the ribbon. Let dry.
- Now your beanbag animal has their very own sleeping bag!
This project can be made with either hot glue, low temp glue, or with tacky glue. This project would also be an easy project for a child beginning to sew.