While going through my craft supplies to see if I had what I needed to make beanbags, I had the idea to make them with a little added fun. I mean – who wants boring old beanbags? Not my kids! So we went with a barnyard animal theme!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own animal-inspired beanbags:
– Yellow, Orange, and Pink Felt Sheets (the $1 from the craft store work perfectly)
– Googly Eyes
– Hot Glue Gun
Cut six yellow and six pink squares – I made mine 3″ x 3″. To assemble each beanbag, glue 3 of the 4 sides together, and fill with rice or beans … whatever you happen to have on hand. Make sure to leave enough room to glue the top closed. Next, you’ll want to cut out the add-on pieces. So, three orange triangles, and three pink circles for the animal beak and snout. Glue the felt shapes and googly eyes onto the beanbags. And last but not least – draw the nostrils on your pig snouts.
I couldn’t finish these fast enough for my 4-year-old. He was chomping at the bit to play with them before they were even filled! The fun thing about these beanbags is that they can be use for pretty much anything. Tic tac toe, beanbag toss, hopscotch, basketball … whatever you can think of … let your imagination run wild!
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