A couple of times a year we try to plan a small party, crafty day or fun activity with our nieces and nephews. Our childhood memories with our aunts and uncles are so special and we want to be intentional about creating these special days with the little ones in our lives. For example, they still ask about the ghost piñatas that we made for them last year. :)
On this special day we made a batch of super easy plush pillows for the kids to paint, coloring book style!
To make the pillows, simply paint fun cartoony designs on canvas fabric and stitch them into quick pillows. Prepare a newspaper floor for the kids to spread out on, a variety of colorful fabric paints and lots of extra brushes and wet wipes.
It was super fun to help the kids paint and see which plush they each chose. It was honestly one of the best days I can remember in a long long time. The suki doll is my favorite! All of the kids were super anxious to take home their plush. Since fabric paint takes a little longer to dry I recommend sitting them outside in the sunshine if you can or planning an activity that takes a few hours after the painting so they can take them home the same day. :)
Making these special days takes some effort, sure, but it's more than worth it! xo. Elsie
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Project Assistant: Katie Shelton. Big thanks to Doren and Pat for helping out with our fun day with the kiddos!
Great idea! Christmas is coming…
Super cute and fun! 🙂
Where does your rug come from? It looks great, and I’m looking for exactly thar kind of rug at the moment.
This is cool! Pillows with little effort and so much fun for the children.
Thanks! I thought it looked familiar 🙂
It’s from Urban Outfitters (2 years ago).
Where is that lovely rug from??
What a great idea!! I can’t wait till I meet my little one and can finally do these fun things with the kiddos. 🙂
xo kristen genevieve
This is such a cute idea!
Such a fun and cute idea for the kiddos!!
These are very cute, what a lovely idea.
What a great idea for kids! I wish I had done more of that kind of thing when my kids were little. Great post. xxoo JO
Agreed! A tutorial would be helpful here. (Also: What kind of paint did you use to create the black outlines? How did you get the lines to be so smooth/consistent? Stuff like that would be good to know!)
Aw so cute!
What an awesome idea! I am excited to try this out with my nephews.
Cute! My son would love to do this!
i love this.. such a great idea.
Totally agree with Hannah…for us not that crafty types, instructions would be helpful:)
such a great idea!
Haha- you’re right!!!!