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Sleeping Koala

by Lucy (follow)
Turn off the TV and tune into your own imagination. Enjoy each moment, allowing your creativity to unfold in the kitchen, craft space or in nature.
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A pocket sized native koala is the perfect gift for international friends or family members. This Australian icon is easy to make and even small children will enjoy cuddling into it's black bear nose.



Pocket felt koala
Our cute little koala


Time: 45 minutes
Age: 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials

2 pieces grey felt
1 piece black felt
Black thread
Grey thread
Needle
Scissors
Cotton or wool for stuffing

Method

Take the grey felt and cut out two identical pieces in the shape of a koala. You can make it as large or as small as you like.



Pocket felt koala
Identical koala bodies


Take the black felt and cut out one big bear nose, then sew it onto the grey felt in the appropriate position, using the needle and some black thread. Add two sleeping koala eyes, also using the black thread.



Pocket felt koala
Sew on its nose and eyes


Using the grey thread, sew around the outside of the koala body. We used blanket stitch, however a younger child could use simple running stitch.



Pocket felt koala
Leave a space for the stuffing


Leave a space at the end to insert the stuffing, then sew up the remaining hole.



koala
Add the stuffing


Now your Aussie koala is ready to go find some trees or perhaps a comfortable eucalyptus bed. Enjoy.

Categories
#All Things Australian
#Koala
#Felt
#Sewing
#Animals
#Australia
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