While much of the nation is enjoying warmer seasonal weather, up here in Wisconsin it’s still….. well, cool. And rainy.
This follows a long winter and I have felt SO DONE being a cruise director and thinking up activities for my kids to do everyday.
So, this past week was a good break because the girls spent the afternoons making these Pillow Puffs
by PomTree Kids.
These craft kits are filled with everything you need to make a pillow puff, which is a cross between a pillow and a stuffed animal. The materials include felt, stuffing, gems, and glitter glue that you can use to decorate your creations. The pillows are all advertised as no glue/no sew, but we found that we had to use hot glue on each of the pillows in a few parts because the stickers wouldn’t stay all the way closed around the stuffing.
PomTree Kids make all kinds of items in this line- big pillows, medium pillows, mini pillows, cell phone covers, keychains, and purses.
While the pillow kits are intended for kids ages 6+, Ada (age 4) was certainly able to make them.
|A totally glitzed out elephant. It certainly says Ada all over it :).
|see how the owl is coming apart around the wing? that’s why we needed hot glue.
These were more tricky, which provided a great challenge for the girls. They first had to figure out which parts went to which pillow puff (the materials are all mixed together in the box), and then put them into separate own bags. Then, when making the animals, they had to be sure to be observant about which parts would need to be attached to the inside of the pet before putting the back and front together. The directions for all of the pillow puffs is basically to look at the animal on the back of the box to see how it should look. They had very little trouble.
Perhaps this leaves you with the question: after all of these pillows were made, what in the world did the girls do with them? That’s always my question because I absolutely do not like “stuff” just hanging around my house.
- The bigger pillows sit on their bed, which is totally fine by me.
- Some of the smaller pillows have been given away to friends. I’m not sure about your child’s elementary school culture, but in Aly’s class the girls are always giving each other small items as tokens of friendship. These work perfect for that.
- Finally, we clipped some of the small pillows up on an art wire for some spring decoration!
- These would also be perfect for an easy, no-fuss sleepover or playdate activity as well.
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