Last weekend, the girls and I put together this package for a friend’s birthday present. It was a fun and easy project and now I’m working on a few more –one for our house and some for gifts. If you can sew a square, you can definitely make these easy bean bags.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- fabric of your choice colors, about 1/2 – 1 yard
- felt sheets of your choice colors, about 5 sheets (8″x12″)
- sewing machine or needle
- lentils, about 6 bags, 11 oz
- printer paper
- laminating sheets
- Cut out your desired size of bean bags, leaving about 1/4″ extra on each side for sewing. I cut out five, 5″ square bean bags and five, 3″square bean bags. I used felt on one side and two squares of fabric for the other side (for durability).
- Put right sides together and sew along three sides, sewing the fourth side only halfway (for turning right sides out).
- Trim excess fabric on edges
- Turn right side out
- Fill with lentils, about 2/3 full – you can judge based on the feel of the bean bag. The girls loved to help with this part using a funnel!
- Sew the opening shut, either by hand or on the machine
- Bean bags are finished and can be packaged up in ribbon as a gift with a bowl to toss them into and some game ideas!
- I printed out the printables below and laminated the two sides together to make the gift extra special and personalized.
I printed the carnival sign using this template and then created these game ideas. I’ve been playing these this week with my kids and they are so fun!