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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These are adorable! I have a cheap little plastic cornhole set that I am going to make these for! Thanks! :)
Oh how perfect?!? <3
Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations says
Oh these are so cute… And so simple! Definitely a September project for me! Thanks for the inspiration!
Tracy Snyder says
These are so cute!!! I’m sure the kids would have so much fun playing with these, and there are countless ways to play with bean bags. Hopped over from the Moonlight and Mason Jar linky party where I linked up too. :)
So cute! sounds really easy too, thanks for sharing
These are so cute!! I work with a little boy who loves pigs! He would totally love these and I will have to make him some. Thanks for sharing.