Friday, January 8, 2010

Make your own Monster!





A year or two ago, I came across this Make Your Own Monster Kit at the famous FAO Schwarz toy store in New York. The kit retails for $249 and allows a child to design their very own monster, then send in the drawing and have it made into a custom plush toy. I thought "what a fun idea!" I wanted to do it for my nephew ever since but didn't get around to it until this Christmas. When he visited my mom for Thanksgiving, I told her to have him draw a picture of a monster (without telling him about what I wanted to do with it). She then emailed me a copy of it and I used felt and buttons to make this toy. I wrapped the toy up with his drawing included, when he opened it he was so surprised and excited, and then told me he wanted to be a toy designer when he grew up!
This monster toy makes a great gift or just a fun project to do. It didn't take long and it was really fun to make because I wasn't stressed about making it perfect and having perfect seems...actually, any mistakes or uneven areas just added character to the creature!

Update: I just came across a great tutorial for doing this same project! And since I didn't create my own tutorial as I made mine, you can use this great on over HERE at Little Birdie Secrets. ENJOY!

7 comments:

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

What a great plush!!! I'm sure he loves it.

Thanks for linking up today.

Kim
seven thirty three - - - a creative blog

Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

Talk about art coming alive! What a great idea. My son would never put this down.
I'll be linking to your post in my "Wednesday's Wickedly Awesome" on 2/24. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

http://boyohboyohboycrafts.blogspot.com

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Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Didn't occur to me since it was just a gift for my nephew...

LouAnn said...

super cute! But the link to little birdie's tutorial keeps taking me to your post? I need help! :) THANKS!

Amanda said...

We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we have decided to feature it today! You can view it here
http://www.copycatcrafts.com/how-to-make-your-own-monster/

We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!