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Craft Ideas for Stuffed Animals

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Craft Ideas for Stuffed Animals
Old stuffies can can be repurposed, refilled, or salvaged for their parts for use in craft projects. This is a guide about craft ideas for stuffed animals.


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January 12, 2009

Do you have a hard time getting your child into bed for the night? Then you need a "sleepy time pal". All you do is buy any stuffed animal (that has no metal zippers, eyes, or parts). With a seam ripper, open up it's belly and insert a muslin bag that you've filled with lavender flowers (or any potpourri).


Sew the animal's belly back up with matching thread with the bag towards the "skin" and near the seam. Then right before you're child goes to bed, just microwave this specially stuffed animal for only 30 seconds and the scent of the lavender flowers will waft up through it's fur. This is sure to delight any child and make bedtime more fun!

Note: Lavender flowers can usually be bought where they sell bulk teas and spices.

By Cyinda from near Seattle

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September 19, 20060 found this helpful

I am looking for craft ideas using old stuffed animals.

Alicia From Cleveland, Ohio


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September 21, 20060 found this helpful

If they are small stuffed animals you can hang them from the ceiling of your childs room .Maybe dangle themunder a ceiling fan.

2- you can make a retirement home for worn out stuffed animals Maybe a place in your basement or rec room with a sign They worked hard or something to that affect

3-You could also recloth a stuff animal making it like new and then donate it

4-You could also add a pocket to them attached them to a counter ,wall or inside your car to hold things like letters and such.

5-How about old worn out Teddy holding a bunch of plastic flowers

6- restuff Teddy with rags with your favorite scent

7-If the stuff animal is large enough make it into a Pajama keeper

8-Add them to lamp bases ot table legs for decoration


Weight them for doorstops

9-Let the kids use them for exercise games outside Like Basketball or football.

10- Maybe make a music box out of one just by adding the mecanism of say a greeting card to the animals ear. Again you should recloth this project for appearence.

hese are but a few ideas There are many more if you want.

Happy Crafting and reuse

Mr. Thrifty

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September 21, 20060 found this helpful

a friend of mine has a dead tree in the front yard,

and her hubby hasn't got "around"to cut it down.

so she put some stuffed toys on each branch and

they look pretty neat lol

Shirley Ont., Canada

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September 21, 20060 found this helpful

You could salvage them for "parts". Use the stuffing, eyes, fabric to make other crafts. You could make one big stuffed animal with a quilt like look to them.

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