-cut 2 pieces of fabric: 4.5" x 4.5"
-place fabrics right side together and sew together 3 of the 4 edges - 1/4" seam allowances
-flip right side out and fill about half way with beans (I used black eyed, but anything will do)
-fold down 1/4" inward along the un-sewn edge and sew shut -about 1/8" away from edge
-press along the other 3 sewn edges and sew about 1/8" away from edge for those as well
When complete it should look like a little pillow with matching edges :). Told you it was simple. I made a dozen for my boys in no time.
Since I made them a few days ago, my boys have used them as attended - hopscotch. And some unattended purposes as well: throwing bags, stacked up as 'building' blocks, we have invented a few outdoor throwing games with it and now they are sitting in their play area as mini pillows for their action figures.
Try some :). They are super easy and fun to make. I'll be making a few extras as blanket weights. Take them along for a picnic so your blanket doesn't fly away :).
I'll be sharing at these lovely linky parties.