Ever since I made that David and Goliath beanbag for Asa, he wants to make beanbags. He clearly has me confused with someone who knows how to sew or make adorable fabric crafts. But because we’re back into Mommy-and-Asa days, he keeps bringing up beanbags. After we drop Lydia off at school, I’ll ask, “What do you want to do today?” He’ll say, “Let’s make a craft. Can we make beanbags?”
I finally acquiesced and I’m actually pretty impressed with how cute they turned out. And they didn’t require a trip to the store or any sewing!
All you need is some leftover fabric (I had a scrap of material from Asa’s Ace Party and an old camp t-shirt from when I was like 12 years old), colored duct tape (this is a must for any craft closet), scissors, beans and a stapler.
We cut out a piece of material about 6 inches wide by 12 inches. Basically a giant rectangle. You can do whatever size you want.
Fold in half and then staple around 3 sides. Keep the staples close together so the beans don’t fall out!
Fill with beans. (I don’t have a picture of that. Because, well, you try taking a picture, filling a bag with beans while a 3 year old helps you!)
Then fold a piece of duct tape evenly over all four sides. Trim the corners and you have a fabulous beanbag that is guaranteed (I think!) not to bust, spill or leak!
Asa and Lydia have been playing with them all week! Now to think of some beanbag games…