There is nothing sweeter than wrapping your arms around a warm, furry animal after a long day. While some are satisfied with a dog or a cat, ferret enthusiasts like to snuggle outside the box. If you can't fit a pet ferret into your lifestyle, a toy ferret is the next best thing. And there's no need to run to the mall when you pull out your scissors and thread to create your own stuffed animal ferret.
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Things you need
- Knee-high fuzzy socks
- Cotton stuffing
- Hot glue gun
- 2 plastic eyes
- 1 plastic animal nose
- Felt fabric
Fill the sock with cotton stuffing. Hand sew the opening closed.
Lay the sock horizontally on your workspace with the toe portion facing up. The heel of the sock is the ferret's chest and the toe box will become the ferret's head.
Pinch the sole of the sock 3 inches below the toe box to curve the head down. Secure with thread. Attach the eyes and nose with a hot glue gun.
Cut out a felt circle with a 2-inch diameter. Cut the circle in half to create the ears. Position the ears on the head and hand sew them onto the sock.
Cut 4 2-by-3-inch rectangles out of felt. Round off two of the corners to create a paw shape. Place the first two paws at the heel of the sock and hand sew them onto the body. Put the other two paws near the other end of the sock and hand sew them into position.
Cut out a 4-by-7-inch rectangle of felt. Trim into a tail shape. Attach the tail to the previously open end of the sock by hand sewing.
Tips and warnings
- Choose thread that is the same colour as the sock you are using.
- Always supervise young children when they are playing with homemade toys, as small pieces could come off and become choking hazards.