Bedtime clown

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The happy feeling he gives the children when they play with him, and the fact that he stands up on his own. I've made several of these now, and will post pictures of some of the others on Craftsy to give anyone who hasn't discovered Jean Greenhowe inspiration to have a go at making some. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use bright colours and stuff, stuff and stuff again (apart from his arms), so that he is really solid and doesn't bend over. If you want him to stand up, put cardboard insoles in his shoes, but remember that he won't be as washable if you do! Don't be daunted at the number of "accessories" needed to finish the toy - they are a joy to make and are so, so simple! I've now made a number of these clowns and have found them very cheering and therapeutic to make. Jean Greenhowe's patterns should be easily available via the internet - just Google her name and see what comes up!

What you will need

  • Acrylic yarn
  • washable polyester stuffing

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