To make this sweet plush toy, all your need is some basic sewing skills and a little imagination. A soft terry cloth towel works well as the centre of the flower (we stitched a happy face on one side to give it some personality), and fabric scraps can be used to create the petals.
Tip: No matter how well a toy is made, babies are very good at pulling things apart, so keep an eye on him while he plays.
1. Cut out your flower centre and petal shapes. You can stitch a happy face or anything you’d like on the centre to give the flower a little extra personality.
2. Before sewing the petals to the base, we filled each one with a different material—cotton batting for a soft texture, foil-lined potato chip bags for crinkle sounds and a large squeaker taken from a dollar-store toy.
3. Attach the petals to the base and voila! A DIY toy that’s guaranteed to grab Baby’s attention.
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