Yesterday was my dad's birthday, and my brother Max asked me to make a stuffed toy for him to give to dad. I told him that I just couldn't get something made in time (he asked the night before!), but that maybe we could make something together.
So we pulled out some fabric, and I helped him draw a cowboy (this was his request because he thought it appropriate for dad, and because he has no confidence in his artistic abilities). Then he colored it it. My sister Grace also got in on this, and she went with a bear for her design. We just used regular crayons, and the only challenge is that the fabric moves a bit. I helped hold it in place while they colored. We didn't iron set the drawings because we were doing this the fast way.
After they were finished, we used a running stitch around the outside of the drawing. OK, so really this was just me...they weren't so sure about the sewing yesterday. They added stuffing, and I sewed it closed, then trimmed around the stitches.
Here they are all finished. I think they are such fun, and an easy way for young ones to make a plushie. And it beats having the adult do ALL the work!