A more complicated and more involved bean bag craft for kids is to make an animal or doll. The same materials can be used and the construction techniques are basically the same, but there is just more work to be done and more pieces to put together. This type of craft also offers more variety and more color options to make a toy. A great example of an animal that can be made is any kind of dinosaur. You will probably need more complicated stencils and patterns but you can still make them out of just one piece. You will still need to use felt for the material and filling the shape will be more complicated and require more planning, but the idea is still basically the same. You can also use different materials like fake hair and ribbon to make a better design and add color to it.
If this is the first time you or your children are using any of the sewing techniques, then you need to make sure they are supervised well and that you are taking all of the necessary precautions to avoid injury or accident. The last thing you want is a ruined afternoon making a fun craft by a band aid.