What You Need:
- Cotton balls or stuffing
- Colored sock
- White fabric (can be another sock)
What You Do:
- Help your child trace the pattern for her creature on the sock. Draw the head, then the body (including the legs), then the arms.
- Let her use scissors to cut out each part. She should end up with four parts total: the head, the body, and two arms.
- Now for the sewing! Show her how to sew the legs and body closed. But make sure you leave the top of the body open. It should look like a pair of leggings when you are done.
- Have her sew the head closed. Leave a large opening at the neck.
- Let your child stuff the body and the arms. It can be as plump and squishy as she wants.
- Have her sew the arms onto the body. It's her creature so she can pick where the arms go.
- Let her cut out an oval of the white fabric or sock. This is her creature's face.
- Help her sew the white fabric onto the head.
- Now have her stuff the head.
- Have her sew the head onto the body.
- For the final touch, let your child use a marker to draw a face on her creature.
She has now created her very own sock stuffed animal! Soon she'll be ready to tackle even harder sewing projects.