One of my friends had posted a drawing of an angel that her 5 year old daughter, Emily, had made so I thought I could start with that drawing.
I went to the fabric store and got some purple fabric, some light tan fabric for the skin, some stuffing, and black yarn for the hair. One of the challenges I ran into was how to make the yarn curly for the hair. After doing some Googling I found that you could curl yarn by wrapping it around round dowels, dosing it with boiling hot water and then baking it on a low temperature for about an hour. I wrapped mine around some chopsticks!
I wanted it to be a surprise so I didn't tell my friend that I was making it. Emily got it today and was so excited to see that her drawing had come to life!
I am so excited to try to make more toys from kids' drawings and give them that magical moment when they realize that they designed the toy they're holding.