Cute Craft Idea: A Sweet Plush Baby Toy

This handmade plush toy is a sweet and simple way to help Baby discover new textures and sounds

Photography by Carlyle Routh

Photography by Carlyle Routh

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.

What you’ll need: 
  • A soft terry cloth towel
  • Fabric scraps
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Various materials to stuff each petal (see details below).

Directions:

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.

Looking for more handmade gift ideas? Check out these 11 easy DIY baby gifts.

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