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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monkey Party Games - Feed the Monkey!

Little Man is super excited about this one!  Once again, I used My Memories to transform my Pin the Tail on the Monkey picture into a Feed the Monkey beanbag toss.  I printed it 3 by 3 pages, the same way I did the other game, then pieced it together and wrapped the front of a large cardboard box with it.  I used an exacto knife to cut out the mouth hole, and then covered the front with clear contact paper.  It went together pretty quickly.
Our party friends will be feeding this monkey some banana bean bags!  I used the same template from the Banana Hunt to make a beanbag liner.  I did this with felt (no muslin on hand), and simply zig-zagged the outside, leaving an opening to fill it with dry beans, and then zig-zagging it closed.  

I laid the filled liner on top of yellow felt and traced around, cutting two layers just outside the line.
I stitched vertically with brown thread on each front and back piece.
Each bean bag has a front, back and brown felt stem piece.  I just eyeballed the stem, it was maybe 1/2" by 1 1/2".
I put the front and back pieces together, right sides facing out (make sure the tracing line is on the inside), and tucked the folded stem piece in between the layers at the top.
Then I zig-zagged around the edges, leaving about 2" open at the base end.
 I sewed this bit two times, then wiggled the bean bag liner inside and zig-zagged the opening closed.  
Felt is so easy to work with!  No need to worry about unfinished edges.  These turned out great, and Little Man practiced with them for probably half an hour.  I think he is planning to hijack them for his play kitchen after the party ; ) 

I made four Banana Bean Bags to go with our Feed the Monkey game.

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