Monday, March 21, 2011

A Pocket for Corduroy

My two year old loves his teddy bear.
Teddy can be found at home wherever my son is. He comes with us in the car too--but has to stay in the car when we reach our destination. These two are best buddies.

I love when my kids turn two and we can move past the board books to bigger and better books. Books with a real story line. My son loves to read all the Corduroy books--since it has his very favorite thing in it, a teddy bear! Lately he has started calling his Teddy, Corduroy. The other night after my husband finished reading A Pocket for Corduroy to my son, he wanted a pocket for his bear with a card.

I wasn't really up to sewing overalls with a pocket for his teddy bear (although it would have been cute), but one day while my kids and I were sitting at the table cutting and gluing I decided to make a Corduroy bear for my son.

And we added a pocket along with a card with Corduroy's name on it.

My son loves his paper Corduroy bear. It was fun to see him smile and love his bear, and it gave me something to do while I was spending time at the table with my kids.
Perfect to go along with his favorite book.

Do you have a teddy bear lover too?  I've provided my templates below if you're wanting to make you own.

(To print templates: Click on picture and then copy and save to your computer.  Open in a document and reduce your margins to zero.  Expand to 100% and print.)

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  1. My aunt years ago made a "Little Black Sambo" with removable clothes out of felt. After 3 children, 4 grandchildren and numerous visiting children He is still around.
    Use 2 layers of felt fused together with Pellon to make it strong then make the clothes to fit.

  2. Thanks! We use this story in our anthology at the beginning of the school year, so this will be a perfect addition! :)

  3. What an adorable story! My son has a dog, BowWow, that goes everywhere with us. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. So cute!! My daughter will love this!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. We've got that book waiting on our shelves to be read. Thanks for including the've done the hardest part of me!

    You might in interested in the read-along we're doing on my blog this month. Lots of ideas of stories and activities to go with them. The archives can be found here

  6. Ah what a lovely story and what a cute little bear. I love him!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty - FAB to see you there!!


  7. My son fell in love with my old bear and calls him Corduroy too. He needed clothes and so I found an old newborn overall outfit that works well. It could be shortened, but he doesn't care. It has been so well loved that I had to reinforce a couple seams, like the one holding his head on.

  8. Love it. I remember reading Corduroy when I was in primary- years ago! I can't wait to pick that up to read it with my daughter. Sounds like we might make a trip to the library today!

  9. That is cute! Love the little pocket!

    Thanks so much for linking up with For the Kids Fridays at Sun Scholars. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week! I'll be posting the next party later tonight. Hope to have you stop by!

    :)rachel @

  10. Thank you- planning to use this with my story time kiddos at the library