Other great bean bag crafts for teens could include more complicated animal crafts or simply larger ones that require more sewing and or gluing. Felt is the best material for making these bean bags because it is semi rigid and allows for easier sewing. Some great animals to make could include dinosaurs or other animals that have somewhat complicated shapes. You also have the option of making limbs separately and attaching them later so that they can move freely on the body of the animal. Each piece needs to be made carefully and to the correct specs so that the animal will have the right proportions in the end. Embellishing the animals or dolls with other items also make them more interesting and complicated. If the teens already know about the skills needed to make the craft, stretch their mind and have them make something or use a technique that will require them to think critically and to plan ahead in their design.
There is also the option of making the bean bag three dimensional which involves more difficult stitching and more complicated forethought. No matter what you are going to be making for your bean bag craft, it is important to make sure you have all of the appropriate supplies in the right quantities. Running out of supplies can make it much more difficult to complete the project and can really put a damper on the craft day. Perhaps the most important part of this activity is making it educational and fun for everyone involved.
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