Monday, November 22, 2010

Tutorial ~ Indoor Frisbee ~


Usually, I share lots of ruffly, romantic and girly items on my blog, but get this...

I had two boys first (and boy they have been active and busy ever since they were toddlers!!) so I know what it's like to raise and entertain busy, energetic boys (oh, did I say that again?). So, I decided to share something geared towards them today. :)

When my boys were a lot younger, it was a bit tricky to entertain them on rainy, snowy or cold days. You can't go to the park, but they had tons of energy to burn off. (How come we mommies can’t take some of that for ourselves?) One of the things we did was to play Frisbee. At first we used a regular Frisbee, but in small spaces, it doesn't work very well. You have to be super careful not to throw it too hard or too far, otherwise you could hurt someone, or knock over one of us mommies’ precious decorations! One day I found a fabric Frisbee at the dollar store, and it was awesome! We used it all the time and we didn't have to worry about anything. You can pick your favorite fabrics and make a few to have a Frisbee tag war! Here is what I did;

{You will need}

9" X 9" two different fabrics for front and back
Batting (I used thin cotton batting that I had, but I made it two layers thick and was perfect)
Matching thread

{How to}

1. Lay front and back fabrics together with right sides. Trace the circle, and cut. Do the same with the batting. I used 8"diameter mouse pad, but you can use anything around the house.


2. Pin the batting with fabrics (still right sides together).


3. Leaving a 3"opening, sew all around the circle with 1/4" seam. Turn, whip stitch closed.


4. After pressing the edge with iron, trace the inner circle(5"diameter) and sew to stabilize the batting.



This will make a perfect stocking stuffer and party favors for birthday parties.


My kids love to play with this Frisbee! It is so easy, inexpensive to make and provides hours of fun play time.

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14 comments:

  1. Thank you soo much for sharing this
    This frisbee will be an easy project for my boy's birthday next month
    I'm planning to give him a bag full of his favorite keepsakes

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  2. I love this! I'm making one for my son :) It will be perfect for the opposite reason not that it's cold over christmas but too ridiculously hot to go outside over christmas time :) gotta love an Aussie Christmas.

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  3. I featured this today on my blog - todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

    I would love if you stopped by and grabbed a button!

    Amanda

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  4. Oh thank you SO much for sharing this! My son is always "sad" that I hardly sew anything for him (I'm always sewing for my daughter because I don't know what to sew for boys that's not so "girly"). This is absolutely PERFECT for him!

    www.efootprints.com

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  5. this will make a perfect stocking stuffer. Thank you!

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  6. Wow! What a genius idea! My little girl has more energy than I know what to do with- especially when we're stuck inside. I'm going to try this later. Thank you.

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  7. What a great idea. My children are always trying to throw stuff in the house...and now they can!!

    Thank you.

    Sarahx

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  8. I know what I am making my nephews for Christmas this year, Thanks for sharing

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  9. What a great idea! I have three energetic boys (as if there is any other kind LOL) that would love one.

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  10. how neat is that. just perfect for little ones.

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  11. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I just made one and we had a lot of fun playing with this.

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  12. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I made a few of these for my nephew for Christmas: http://selacava.blogspot.com/2011/02/indoor-frisbees.html
    These were so quick and easy which is key because I have a brand new baby in the house. And I was happy to find that they worked really well as frisbees too!

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  13. What a neat idea! I added this link to my Sewing Links and Tutorials page on my site. Looking forward to making some for my granddaughters.

    Have a happy 4th!

    Kelly
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