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Sketchy Pals


Kids love drawing and stuffed animals, so why not combine the two? With just a little artistic flair, kids can draw characters straight from their imaginations and then make them into delightful stuffed animals, aliens, or creatures from the deep.


  • Plain fabric
  • Markers of crayons
  • Colored felt or fabric
  • Batting
  • Sewing kit


  1. Step 1

    Sketch a character on a piece of plain fabric, such as muslin, with fabric markers or crayons (follow package directions).

  2. Step 2

    Next, pin the drawing on a piece of colored felt or fabric (this will be the animal's back).

  3. Step 3

    Cut around the outline through both layers, leaving a border. Sew around edges (to hang, sew over ends of a folded length of yarn); leave an opening.

  4. Step 4

    Stuff with batting, and sew opening closed.

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Reviews (1)

  • qdpatooties 24 Feb, 2008

    Really great idea of what to do with all that "artwork" your kids create! I know our refrigerator has turned into a makeshift art gallery but what better way to make art come alive for your kids then by turning it into an ultra cute softy! Yeah Martha!