For Passover I am sending a set of bean bag frogs to my Jewish nephew. The plague of frogs was one of the 10 plagues on Egypt named in the Passover Seder.
quilting fabric (I bought a roll of fat eighths in green and used some old fat quarters from my stash)
rice or lentils
fabric paint (for the eyes)
sewing machine and scissors
I cut two pieces of coordinating fabric for each frog. I lined them up and traced the template. Be sure to place the template against a fold so you have a whole frog when you finish cutting
Put the two frogs right side to right side and pin together. I sewed with a seam allowance of the width of the pressure foot. Don’t forget to leave a hole so you can turn your frog inside out.
Before you turn the frog inside out clip your curves (don’t cut the seams)
Turn it inside out
Make a whole bunch
I stuffed the arms and legs with stuffing and then top stitched them to separate the body and arms. Basically, gave them joints. I also stitched the hands and feet to give the feet digits. Then I filled the body with Lentils and sewed the body shut.
Lastly I dipped the eraser of a pencil into black fabric paint and gave each frog eyes.