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Children's Nonfiction Crafts & Hobbies

Beanbag Buddies

and Other Stuffed Toys

by (author) Judy Ann Sadler

illustrated by June Bradford

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jun 1999
Crafts & Hobbies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 1999
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 18
  • Grade: 3 to 12


With this book in the Kids Can Do It series, kids can turn old gloves, odd socks and scrap fabric into adorable stuffed animals! Just start by tracing one of the simple-to-follow patterns included in the book. Then hand-sew the fabric and fill the toy with beans or stuffing -- it's that easy! Following step-by-step illustrated instructions, kids can create 12 different one-of-a-kind stuffed-animal friends. Beanbag buddies make great gifts -- if kids can bear to give them away!

About the authors

D’aussi loin qu’elle se souvienne, JUDY ANN SADLER a toujours aimé lire, écrire et fabriquer des objets. Alors que ses enfants étaient encore tout petits, elle a décidé de combiner son amour des mots et sa passion du bricolage afin d’écrire des livres d’artisanat. Elle en a plus de 20 à son actif, en plus d’albums, de dizaines de chroniques d’artisanat et de nombreux articles de magazines. Judy Ann vit avec sa famille à London, en Ontario.


Ever since she could remember, JUDY ANN SADLER has loved to read, write, and make things. When her kids were little, she decided to combine her love of words and crafts by writing craft books. Along with over twenty craft books, Judy Ann has written picture books, dozens of craft columns, and numerous magazine features. Judy Ann lives with her family in London, Ontario.

Judy Ann Sadler's profile page

Judy Ann Sadler is the best-selling author of over 20 craft books for children including Corking, Knitting, Simply Sewing, Hemp Jewelry and The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts. She still looks forward to making stuff every day. Judy Ann lives with her family in London, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

Directions are clear and the illustrations picture each step from start to finish ... An attractive volume that encourages creativity along with sewing skills.

School Library Journal

Check out the Kids Can Press line of great how-to-do-it books for kids of all ages and all of the books listed below have easy to follow step-by-step instructions.Judy Ann Sadler gives instructions and ideas on Beanbag Buddies and Other Stuffed Toys from sock bunnies to baby chicks and other cutesy things like the now-popular ladybugs and starfish thrown in between the other pages. Most of the ideas use stuff you can recycle like old socks, gloves, fabric scraps, buttons and beads from mom’s broken jewellery box. This book is suitable for children eight years and up.

Daily Miner News

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