How to Make a Stuffed Animal Bumblebee

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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

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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

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Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    Cut the satin ribbon into four stripes and sew at equal intervals on the bumblebee body pieces.

  3. 3

    Sew the wing pieces of fabric between the two ribbon stripes at the top and bottom of each bumblebee body piece.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    Sew the bottom of the two halves of the bumblebee body together. Sew one half of each set of wings.

  6. 6

    Sew the pieces of black felt on the back of the bumblebee body and the front piece to make eyes.

  7. 7

    Stuff the bumblebee body with cotton batting. Sew the top half of the bumblebee body.

  8. 8

    Stuff the wings of the bumblebee with cotton batting. Sew the open half of the wings together.

  9. 9

    Sew a small round piece of felt below the eyes to make a nose.

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