15.4.12

Soft Toy Making - 5 ways Little kids can help!

Soft Toy Making

Soft Toy Making

Thank You so much dear friends for the wishes and concern about my burnt hand. It felt so nice to read the loving comments. 
I have got over the pain stage but cant craft as big funny looking blebs have formed on my palm. 
My daughter encouraged me to see the humorous side of it by commenting " Amma you have balloons on your hand!!! " He He He!!

Sharing a soft toy bunny we made a couple of days back and I was reluctant to post the photos as it didnt look very  impressive!

5 ways Little kids can help you in Soft toy making!
I am not a good seamstress and moan if I have to stitch! But even I could manage to make this soft toy bunny in a couple of hours with a little bit of help from a 5 year old!
1.Let your little one choose the colors of the soft toy  -- Well the risk is you may end up with an orange bunny like ours!!
2.Your little helper can trace the pattern- most soft toy making involves templates and tracing-- my kiddo felt very very important "not making mistakes" while she traced out her bunny!
3.Cut out the paper template- You can see my daughter in full concentration mode as she carefully cuts out her bunny template. 
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Momma can then take over and trace and cut out the pattern on fur and stitch the soft toy parts
4.Little helper can have a jab at pulling out the parts-- most soft toy making involves stitching on the wrong side and then turning out to reveal the furry side. I wish I had captured the delight in my daughters face when she she turned her bunny's ears right side out!
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5. Stuffing the soft toy! - This is quite a lot of fun for little hands-- thrilling for them to see a floppy bag take shape when they put the cotton into it!!
I know our bunny isnt too good looking --I just posted this to pique your interest in this awesome craft-- since even a " no  sew person" like me who hates to even sew on a button loves soft toy making and you might too if you try your hand at it !

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Do be kind to our funny looking fella ! Eagerly awaiting to read how you find him/ her![my daughter dressed Bunny up as a "her" but I felt Bunny looked somewhat grumpy and more like a "him"]
If you want to make a no sew Soft Toy here is a link to the Dinosaur Toy Tutorial

43 comments:

  1. How adorable! I enjoy seeing your little helper's work! Great job! AND the color is OK!
    Sorry to hear of your hand injury! Hope that heals quickly for you! Sounds like you were cooking a yummy meal!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  2. Like the plush bunny. I've crocheted plush but not made any from fur. Glad your pain has subsided. The scars will go away with time. Was afraid I'd have scars on my 2 fingers from where Teddy bit me by accident but you cannot even tell now.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. I hope your palm will heal very quickly!! This little fella is adorable!!

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  4. Sure hope the healing is soon! I love the little stuffy, so cute!

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  5. Adorable Bunny and you still had a super help.
    Improved!

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  6. I think your little bunny is absolutely precious and I think it is wonderful you did this craft with your daughter!
    Glad to hear the hand seems to be doing its thing and healing!

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  7. I think your orange bunny is quite nice. You and your daughter make a great creative team

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  8. so,sweet your daughter .i know she is very helpful and going to be star one day.whats her name ?kudos to her.
    megha
    http://www.meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  9. This is so cute!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  10. so sorry to hear about your hand!.....it must be awful!..do take care..apply lots of coconut oil(i know you probably know better..but this is tried and tested!)......the soft toy is really cute..as is the little one.

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  11. very cute and I adore the colour, very Holland like
    Greetings Caroline

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  12. Sweet bunny- a joy for you and your daughter whose so talented and good girl,helping mom a lot!
    I was going to say that the best part in this sorrow is that you can spend more time with your girl and rest more and,why not,thinking of new wonderful projects!
    hugs,aureliaeugenia

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  13. Sweet bunny- a joy for you and your daughter whose so talented and good girl,helping mom a lot!
    I was going to say that the best part in this sorrow is that you can spend more time with your girl and rest more and,why not,thinking of new wonderful projects!
    hugs,aureliaeugenia

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  14. How could one NOT be kind to this cutie!!! It is adorable..I actually love the color... Your daughter did such a wonderful job... I also made a plush with my little fella which is on my blog and the closer we got to being finished the more excited he got, he literally danced at times so I can imagine the expression on your daughters face...It is so rewarding isn't it! Glad to hear the pain has subsided, it is so awesome you are still able to post! Like yourself I don't like stitching or sewing but I love the result and the journey.

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    1. Ha Ha I can imagine how your little one must have danced-- mine was hopping away to glory!!

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  15. I love your work it is always beautiful!
    Greetings Baukje

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  16. Dear Sonia, 10 years back, I was addicted to making soft toys esp hand puppets and its good to see you back in action. Thats too sweet!

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  17. Nice color and attractive sonia! kudos to your daughter who has helped u in making it!!

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  18. Oh the Bunny looks so cute your daughter has done a fab job :0 hope your hand is healing now and you will be back to crafting soon :)

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  19. Cute little stuffed toy! Glad that the pain is getting better- I sure hope that you hand is at 100% soon- that must have been one nasty burn! :)Amy

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  20. Bunny is wonderful! The orange color is quite OK! Your daughter is a true successor of your abilities! Bravo to both!

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  21. Hey dr. your bunny is really cute..hope your burn heals soon !!

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  22. Hi Sonia, what a cute bunny and I love the bright colour. So sorry to hear you burnt your hand, so painful! Hope it is not hurting so much and you can get back to crafting very soon!

    Take care
    Judex

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  23. This bunny is super cute, your daughter has done a fab job! Sorry to hear about your hand, so hope it heals quick without too much more painX:)

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  24. I think the bunny is just fabulous, Sonia!! You both did a FABULOUS job with it!! And I hope the "balloons" deflate on your hand soon and the pain goes away...sending prayers and healing thoughts your way my friend :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank You Lisa just this morning my little one commented that the balloons had shrunk a bit!!

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  25. Awww. This is so Adorable Sonia.. Hope your hane is feeling better..Loz

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  26. oh gosh!! super cute!! totally awesome doc!!

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  27. So happy your hand is healing and you are feeling better enough to craft with your little girl! :) Great looking bunny though....must have played holi! :) Tks for sharing the tips...will give it a shot with my rogues!

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  28. Very cute...Such a lovely color. I love it... Hope your hand is better now. Take care.

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  29. That 'she' bunny is so cute with the ribbons. I can tell your daughter is loving every minute of her crafting. Bunny looks very soft and fluffy.

    So glad your pain has subsided, Dr Sonia. Hope it is all well soon.

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  30. This is so adorable. I hope your hand is getting better.
    lots of love.

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  31. This sounds like fun for kidsss!!!!Wish that u should recover soonn and make so many lovely cards moreeeeeeeee

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  32. Well, I love that little bunny and your tutorial, Sonia, on how children can help is perfect too! Take time with that hand! They are the only ones we have! Ha!

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    1. Ha HA that is so true about our hands!! Thank You so much I am ok now!

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  33. Sonia you made me laugh, too funny "looks grumpy so must be a male" your awesome, LOL I love your bunny, it's fantastic, and orange is bright and cheerful, maybe when the bunny was dying the eggs for Easter, she fell into the orange die bath, LOL at least you now have an excuse for your incredibly adorable orange bunny, LOL I don't see anything wrong with it, she did a fabulous job helping you and I bet she is completely proud of herself. :)

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  34. Ah Sonia the bunny is so darling and hugable!! Im glad your had is on the mend :)

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  35. Hi Sonia,
    I m really interested in making soft toys and plushies. Where can I get materials for same in bangalore.

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    1. Priyanka ..I bought soft toy making fur from a fancy store in Malleswaram nearly 5 years back. Dont remember the name of the shop or if it even exists! Mahendra Novelties in Raja market has a huge collection of soft toy making fur, eyes, nose etc. Address and details on this post :
      Craft supply stores India

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  36. Bunny is really cute! I’m a big fan of soft toys and this is a nice idea! I hope trying to do this. Your daughter is good helper.

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