A few months ago I made these bean bags for the kids to play with. They LOVE them! They play with them almost every weekend – especially if Daddy is around to throw them at! So here’s the tutorial to make yours:
Start with a variety of squares. Mine were scraps from an I-spy quilt all cut to be 5″x 5″.
Put two of your squares right sides together.
Stitch around all the edges leaving a gap of about 2 inches to turn.
Clip the corners.
Turn through and press.
Top stitch 1/8″ from the edge leaving the gap open for filling.
Fill with “beans”. You can use any type of beans or rice. I used large bird seed because it was cheap.
Pin the hold the seeds in while you topstitch the gap closed.
I have seen beanbags with appliqued letters and numbers on them so that you can play learning games with them too. You’d want to do your applique at Step 2 before you stitch them together. You can find some ideas of games to play with your new bean bags at the Activity Village.