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Posted by  ·  January 18, 2008  ·  Last Updated: May 11, 2016

Our pal Elle came today and she made the most adorable stuffed butterfly and “puppy.”


These fabric crayons are great to have on hand to pull out when a quick and entertaining crafted is needed. You can use regular crayons directly on fabric but I really like using the paper. I think it is much less intimidating for children.


First Elle colored these pictures on plain white paper. You need to color hard. Keep the drawing large with simple edges. It is important to color on only ONE side of the paper. If your child feels that she made a “mistake” give them another sheet. Our “mistakes” bled through when we ironed. Remind them that their drawings will be reversed so they must write backwards if they are using letters.


Iron the drawings onto synthetic or poly/cotton blended fabric (I think my colors would have been more vibrant if I had done this, but I only had white muslin on hand) by placing the drawing face down on right side of fabric . Sandwich a layer of plain white paper on the top and on the bottom to keep from leaving crayon on your iron and ironing board. With iron on cotton setting, iron over design until the image is seen through the back of the paper.

Place the design onto another piece of fabric right sides together and stitch around the design, leaving a small opening for the stuffing. I think this is much easier than cutting out the design and then sewing.


Cut out the creatures, clip all corners and curves


Turn inside out and stuff


Slip stitch the opening closed and you have some wonderful creations.



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  12. Barb T.
    Friday, May 11th, 2012
    Love this. Think my grandsons would love making something for their Mom for Mother's Day. Am going to pick up the crayons in the morning.
  13. Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
    I found you through crafty crow too, through soulemama, and i love this! i just finished my first ever sewing machine project (cut up sweater bunnies) and would love to do something with the children. Thanks!
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    Found you through the crafty crow. Fun project! Thanks for posting!
  15. Amy
    Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
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  16. Tiff @ The Shopping Fund
    Thursday, January 24th, 2008
    OH wow I'm going to have to get some of those! My daughter and I would have a blast!
  17. Anu
    Thursday, January 24th, 2008
    thank you for sharing this project. I am definitely getting those crayons!
  18. Robyn
    Monday, January 21st, 2008
    great idea! thanks
  19. Monday, January 21st, 2008
    what a super cool idea! my girls will love this project! thanks for sharing!
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  22. Saturday, January 19th, 2008
    man, i need to get me some of those crayons.

    i have white shirts for the boys to decorate but i haven't let them because the sharpies are way too messy!
  23. Jrizzo
    Friday, January 18th, 2008
    What a great project. I am going to have to do this one with my kids!
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  24. Friday, January 18th, 2008
    Oh my gosh, what a great idea, I have seen these crayons in the fabric store, I am going to buy some and try this with my little ones!
  25. Friday, January 18th, 2008
    I love this idea! How fun for a rainy day!
  26. stacy
    Friday, January 18th, 2008
    ack! I was planning to have Kenzie do this today on some onesies (but the old fashioned style of coloring on sandpaper and then ironing onto fabric...) but haven't gotten around to it just yet. These little stuffies turned out ADORABLE!
  27. Friday, January 18th, 2008
    this is so cute! I'm going to have to do this with my girls!
  28. Friday, January 18th, 2008
    These are so cute. Thanks for sharing,
  29. Friday, January 18th, 2008
    Terrific. I can see all kinds of projects like this -- and gifties too. Thanks for the tip.
  30. Friday, January 18th, 2008
    Cindy, that's great! Our Daisy Girl Scouts made little stuffed animals last year - these crayons would have really added to their designs. :0
    Have a great weekend! Stay warm!