"Fix-it" Fox (A Boo-Boo Creature)6:00:00 PM
Sometimes, we think a little card on Valentine’s day is
enough for everyone. But my little ones need a little bit of something to show
that mommy loves them every day…your little ones probably do, too. And since my
toddlers are just now leaving the “paper is something to eat or tear” phase, I
wanted to create something for the little ones in my life that was a little
more…durable. And honestly, I wanted something for them that would show my love
Enter the “Fix-It Fox”. Remember my “Boo-Boo Bird”? This little guy is another animal friend to help your little one feel better when there is a boo-boo. I guess that means that I have a series of “Boo-Boo Critters”, right? If you’re not familiar with this concept, when little ones fall and have a little bump, instead of handing out band-aids or busting out a hard ice pack or bag of peas…you pull out a little animal from the freezer filled with rice. The cool pack helps the boo-boo, but so does the cuteness factor! This is really a year-round gift, but since this fox is red, well, he works really well for Valentines, too!!
What you need:
2 contrasting colors of fabric, washed and pressed)--remnants are perfect!
2 large black buttons
1 small black button
thread (your choice if you want a contrasting color
Sewing supplies (needle, scissors, sewing machine, etc)
Turn it right side out. A chopstick is perfect for getting the ears turned out.
Press the fabric again, and lay out the pieces so you know where they go.
After you let your little one love on it a little, throw it in the freezer. Or, if you are giving it to a little one as a gift, you can safety pin a little poem to it. Here’s my (rather cheesy) attempt at a cute poem/instruction card:
If you're interested, here is the pattern to make your own fox!