|

Beanbag Baby Holder

Materials

  • 18-by-36-inch piece of felt
  • Plastic clothes hanger
  • Craft glue or glue gun
  • Heavy books
  • Fabric scraps in various colors
  • Glitter glue, buttons, lace, and so on

Directions

  1. Lay the felt on a flat surface and set the hanger at one of the short edges so the hook is off the felt but the rest of the hanger is on it.
  2. Have your child spread glue on both corners of the felt near the hanger, stopping at the hanger.
  3. Fold the corners over the hanger and press hard.
  4. Set a heavy book on the hanger and let the glue dry completely.
  5. Cut out 8 fabric pockets, each about 5-6 inches square.
  6. Turn the felt over and arrange the pockets on top of the felt.
  7. Spread glue along the sides and bottom of each pocket and press the pockets onto the felt.
  8. Set a heavy book on each pocket and let the glue dry.
  9. Let your child decorate the pockets with glitter glue, buttons, lace, and so on.
  10. Your child can slip a beanbag baby into each pocket and hang the holder in his closet or on his bedroom door or wall.

|

Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.