Bean Bag Tutorial

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Bean bags are a super simple idea that can used for so many things!
*They are a fun way for your child to learn their letters and numbers

*They Challenge children with throwing, catching and balancing skills

There are tons of great games you can come up with that will keep your child and their friends entertained for a long time 🙂

Here is a tutorial on my numbered bean bags, simple enough for any beginner to create. Enjoy!

Materials needed

-20, 5×5 fabric squares

-Scrap fabric for your letters

-Pellon

-Pinto Beans

Steps:

1.) Making your letters: There are many different things you can use to make your letters. Stencils, chipboard, print out from Microsoft word, magnets… Be Creative!

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

-Trace each number backwards onto the smooth side of your pellon.

-Cut out the individual letters, but no need to be precise as you will do this once its ironed on to the fabric.

-(Follow your pellon instructions) By ironing the rough side of your pellon piece (with the traced number) to the wrong side of your desired scrap of fabric. I use black and white scraps as I know they will show up best!

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

-Now you will use scissors to cut out the number (leaving the pellon backing).

2.) Making your bean bag squares: You can be as creative as you want with the fabrics you choose. I like to use bright primary colors.

-Cut out 20, 5×5 squares. It looks best if you use the same fabric for each square (so 2 squares per bean bag)

3.) Numbering your Bean Bags: Lay out your squares in the order you would like them to be in.

-Once you have decided which number goes on which square, iron it on by using your pellon instructions.

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!
Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

-Stitch your letter in place for extra durability. I like to use a zig zag, but a straight stitch will do just fine.

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

4.) Sewing your bean bag:

-Match up the right sides together and begin sewing a straight stitch, leaving an opening at the top.

-Cut each of the corners, but be sure you don’t cut into the stitching.

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

-Turn right side out and iron, for a cleaner finish.

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

5.) Filling with beans:

-Fill each bean bag with about ½ cup of pinto beans. My son liked to help me do this, but I must warn you, it gets very messy with a little one helping (at least with my 2 year old son)!

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

6.) Finishing your bag:

-To complete your bean bag, tuck in the opening and start sewing right over it to close it up. Continue around the entire bean bag.

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!

You’re Done!!
Fun and Adorable Bean Bag Tutorial on { lilluna.com }. Kids will love these and it's a fun way to learn!
These make a super fun, creative gift too! Stitch the letters of your nieces name instead of numbers. She’ll love it!

Thanks, Kel Kel, for the great tutorial.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Great giveaway!!! Love the rag bag. I would love to have one of those. Saw an orange one on her Etsy page. LOVE IT!!!!!*I'm a follower*I like you on Facebook*I checked out her Etsy page! Super cute Stuff.Thanks for the chance to win.Erika [email protected]

  2. I would get a rag bag! I've been looking for a cute bag to take to Bible study on Wednesday to contain all of our stuff. This would be perfect!Thanks for the giveaway!!I did 1 – 2 entries2 – 1 entry3 – 1 entryTotal – 4 entries

  3. Cute stuff!! I think I'll adjust this tutorial to make large "ice packs" – we have a few (filled with beans or dried corn) but can always use more, and they make great Christmas gifts – cute fabrics personalized for kids!Anyhoo, here're my entries:1 – Rag Bag! (followed closely by Christmas stockings)2 – I follow you3 – I like you on Facebook.yay!!

  4. I love the hot pink, lime green, and white rag bag!! I would use it as a diaper bag for my soon to come baby girl! ADORABLE! Thanks for the chance to win! Crossing my fingers! Jaquie [email protected]– 2 entries2- 1 entry3- 1 entrytotal- 4 entries

  5. Thank you for the tutorial. Now I know a christmas present I am going to make. I would get a rag bag!! THey are cute. I did-1-2 entries, 2-1 entry, follow you already3-1 entry, follow on FBI hope I win. It would be fun!

  6. What a fun tutorial! Love the Rag Bags! I would love to get some crayon aprons for my kids!!! So cute!Thanks for the giveaway!I did:1- 2 entries2- 1 entry3- 1 entryTotal- 4 entries!

  7. What a neat blog! I love the Rag Bag it is darling. What a great giveawayI would definitely buy the rag bag. I've wanted something cute to take to church to carry all of our stuff in. I would also want to buy a superman cape for my little boy for Halloween. 1- 2 entry2-1 entry3-I don't have a FB account so I hope this still counts. I would follow if I did thoughTotal- 3 [email protected]

  8. Wow! Your whole family is uber talented! :)I would love to get some stockings. Ours our lame!I am a followerI like you on FacebookI checked out Kellyn's shop.4 entries for me.Also you are announcing the winner on my bday (10/5). I think that means I am a shoe in! 🙂

  9. I loved these and decided to make my own. I am going to add shaped onto the other side so my boy can practice his shapes and his numbers! So excited!

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