You can make personalized bean bag bears for everyone you know using a sock and a few other supplies. Just remember, this toy is not for young kids who like to put things in their mouth.
- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Start out by filling the sock about 3/4 full of beans or rice. Cut a piece of yarn and tie the sock closed about 1" above the rice, leaving a little slack. You can also use glue to secure the yarn. Cut off any extra sock. Divide filled sock almost in half. You will want the toe section of the sock to be a little smaller as this will be the bean bag bear's head. Tie a piece of yarn tightly around the sock where it is divided so you make 2 distinct sections.
You can now use felt to cut out arms, legs, and ears. Glue these into place. Also glue on the wiggle eyes. Use more felt or other craft supplies to add more details to your bean bag bear craft. You can use buttons, yarn, pom-poms, and just about anything else you have on hand.