Monday, April 11, 2011

Gifts Kids Can Make: Stuffed giraffe


In case you missed my post on Bloom I thought I'd re-post it here for our readers!


This past Christmas I had my older boys (ages 6 and 3 1/2) make the gifts that they were going to give to each other (see them HERE and HERE). I was having a hard time coming up with something for them to make for the one-year-old. Then I remembered this adorable giraffe tutorial I had seen forever ago on Make It and Love It but had never gotten around to making. My youngest is always carrying around a stuffed animal of some sort so this was just perfect!




I had the boys look through my scrap fabric and ribbons to find something they thought their brother would like. They decided on some fuzzy blue fleece and a scrap of Dad's worn out dress shirt.

After I cut out the fabric and pinned it together I let them each have a go at hand stitching the pieces together. They did awesome! Their attention waned after a bit and I ended up stitching the rest but they still felt pride in working on this gift together, choosing something they thought their brother would like, actually making something pretty cool and useful. For me, I loved seeing that my boys were excited to give something instead of just listing off the things that they wanted to get.


Find our template to make your own giraffe here.




16 comments:

  1. I would love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday.html

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  2. That's a really sweet and simple design! Love it!

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  3. This is a REALLY REALLY cute project!! Love the "Taggies" as a mane, how very sweet!

    Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty :-)

    Maggy

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  4. How adorable is that?! I just love that you involved them in the giving too- precious memories being made. Thanks so much for linking up to It's Playtime today!

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  5. this is a really cute and easy craft.

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  6. This giraffe is awesome!! I love that you kids helped with it and gave it to your youngest for Christmas! Cute!
    I am hosting my first linky party today and would love for you to link up! :) {nifty thrifty sunday}
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  7. What a gorgeous gift. Thanks for playing along with We Play this week :)

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  9. What a fun idea! I think we'll have to add this to our list of ideas for our 'summer sewing camp'!

    Thanks for linking @"Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  10. That is sweet! I love the ribbon mane!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday! I will be posting the next party tomorrow night. I'd love to have you back for more fun this week!

    :)rachel at http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

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  11. love this project, and such a perfect use for fabric from a beloved piece of clothing! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  12. Thanks for linking up on Check Me Out Saturday. I am featuring this on my link party this week. http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} and making my first party such a great success! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  14. The little girafs are lovely!
    Congratulations for you beautiful blog!

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