Stuffed bumblebees make ideal gifts for baby showers or for small children. Bumblebees make attractive toys because children love their bright yellow stripes. You can purchase material and make a stuffed bumblebee toy or recycle an old yellow T-shirt to make a cute and cuddly bumblebee toy.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Yellow coloured material or an old yellow T-shirt
- Tracing paper and pencil
- Black satin ribbon
- Black felt
- Cotton toy batting
- Crochet cotton or cotton
- Sewing needles
Trace two oval shapes on the fabric or T-shirt to make the body of the bumblebee. Cut out the shapes. Cut four smaller oval shapes to form the wings.
Cut the satin ribbon into four stripes and sew at equal intervals on the bumblebee body pieces.
Sew the wing pieces of fabric between the two ribbon stripes at the top and bottom of each bumblebee body piece.
Fold small strips of satin ribbon and sew the folds. Sew these folded strips to the bottom half of the bumblebee body to make legs.
Sew the bottom of the two halves of the bumblebee body together. Sew one half of each set of wings.
Sew the pieces of black felt on the back of the bumblebee body and the front piece to make eyes.
Stuff the bumblebee body with cotton batting. Sew the top half of the bumblebee body.
Stuff the wings of the bumblebee with cotton batting. Sew the open half of the wings together.
Sew a small round piece of felt below the eyes to make a nose.
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