I hate stuffed animals. Loved them as a kid, hate them as an adult. What age does that happen? I don’t know. But I look at them and all I see is a dust and germ jungle, stuffed with some asbestos fluff that fell off a building in China. You see a cute and cuddly, doe-eyed teddy bear; I see a death trap. HUG ME!
No thank you.
Still, I appreciate that kids naturally flock to things they can squish and hold and anthropomorphize to their heart’s content. Which is why I like homemade dolls and stuffed animals quite a bit. I know where they came from. And even if I don’t know, I know that the item was made with love. I think that sort of attitude has trickle down benefits for all of — especially the kid. Hay now!
And here, what about this: kid’s get to make a plush toy from their own drawings with their own two hands. Beat that, Nintendo 🙂
Look at her little Ariel. This is way better than anything you can find at the Disney store.
Best of all — these are super easy to do. You can whip out a couple of these in an hour. Sewing minimal sewing skills required. Go on now. Let’s get started!