These fleece bean bags were super simple to sew! The slightly-stretchy fleece makes great bean bag material, and by stitching a half-inch in on this no-fray fabric I was able to sew them quickly on the machine – no hand stitching these! I filled them with poly pellets so that they can be washed, if need be. They were made from the scraps of the fun fleece print that I used to make soft lounge pants for the girls a couple years ago. See, fabric hoarding pays off! =)
Here are a few ways we like to play with bean bags:
- Indoor “snowball” fights
- Target practice – throw them in buckets, or a spot on the wall or floor
- Use them as pillows for dolls (and beds for small dolls)
- Practice juggling – Mike is good at this, the rest of us are vying for the title of “top klutz”
- Use as stepping stones in an imaginary river – don’t fall in!
What are your favorite bean bag games?