I woke up early this morning with the best intentions of beginning to clean the upstairs. We did have a friend of the boys coming over, and I decided they would have more fun with an organized activity. I had thought about making a stuffed toy in the style of the “Ugly Dolls.” The Ugly dolls are super cute, but a little pricey for me. Besides it was the “creating” that I was looking for today.
So that is what we did. I found some directions on-line, but ended up just winging it. It is hard to help three kids and keep checking the computer. 🙂 I also have to admit that I didn’t want copy-right infringement going on.
The first thing I had the kids do was draw it on a big piece of paper, and cut them out.
Then I cut out the fleece. This is the part that I really had to do, and I would do differently next time. With kids I SHOULD have let them sew on the face pieces before I sewed the doll together. It is just easier for their hands. However, I didn’t do that and ended up having to help them a lot with the face. They stuffed their dolls and sewed up the hole.
They really loved this project. They were so proud of their ugl-I mean monster dolls. 🙂