I made the template bigger. I did it small first,
but found it very hard to turn and get the frog's legs pushed out and filled.
Making it larger made it much easier to do.
I like easy!
I used a Christmas pattern material for the top of the frog
and used green felt for the bottom.
Pin right sides together and sew around the edges, leaving it open between the hind legs.
Be sure and stitch backwards to reinforce the starting and ending stitches. Turn.
I used a writing pen and pushed out the form of the frog.
I stuffed mine with fiberfill, you could make it into a beanie frog by filling with rice or plastic beanie pellets. Hand stitch together the opening.
I cut out small circles from the green felt and glued them onto the frogs face.
I then glued google eyes in the middle of the felt circles.
You could do your eyes differently, if you wish.
I wanted mine to be a girl Christmas frog, so I tied a small bow with thin red ribbon and glued and stitched it on her head. I think she turned out cute.
You can use your imagination and make yours a little different. I did mine different than the other website did theirs. That is what I like about crafting, every item is unique.
If you make these for a small child, I would leave out the eyes and ribbon. They would be cute plain. Experiment and use different patterns of material. If you like frogs give it a try, it was quick and easy.