Making Colds Fun!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My son is only 10 months old so I have to still take care of his runny noses. And boy does he hate it when I do. Even though he is a tad too young to use these, I thought I would create a tissue monster for him to use in the future. That way it may make it a little more fun for him and I can avoid(as much as possible) the wiping nose on shirt, or wiping nose on hand and then spreading germs to everything that he touches.

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Last weeks theme was “Let it Snow!” My mom didn’t feel like these fit the wintery theme. So I made another just for the contest… the Abominable Snowman!
You can see the resemblance, right?

These were so fun and so easy to make! Let me share a quick tutorial.
    Supplies Needed:
  • 2-3 colors of felt
  • One button
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Kleenex
  • Hot glue gun
  • Embroidery thread and needle
DSC01512 Step 1.
I made mine to fit the standard Kleenex brand
tissue to-go package. I don’t know if there are
other brands out there. If you are using another
brand, you may want to double check the
measurements before you cut your felt. I cut a
6 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch square.
DSC01513 Step 2.
Next fold both ends of the square until they
meet in middle.
DSC01514 Step 3.
Next measure 1/2 an inch from the end.
Take your needle and thread and sew
six stitches on each end.
DSC01515 Step 4.

Next cut out six triangles along each edge
DSC01516 Step 5.
Next stitch a cross for one eye. Then stitch
a button for the other eye.
DSC01518DSC01528 Step 6.
Next cut a 1 inch by 5 inch strip of felt.
This is for the mouth. Choose a different
color felt from what you used for the body.
For my boy monster I cut out triangles for
the teeth. For the girl monster I rounded
the edges. You can decided how you
want the teeth to look. Then I just used
hot glue to attach the mouth to the body.

DSC01520 Step 7.
Next cut out two, 3/4 inch by 2 inch
pieces of felt.These are for the legs.
DSC01521DSC01525 Step 8.
Next cut two, 3/4 inch slits below
the mouth for the legs. Then pull the legs
through from the inside.
DSC01526 Step 9.
Next cut out two 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch
squares of felt. These are for the toes.
Also cut two triangles to form the toes.
DSC01527 Step 10.
Next attach your feet by using your
needle and thread. I just made one stitch.
DSC01529 Step 11.
You can attach your legs two ways.
For the red monster I stitched the legs to
the back. For the pink monster I was lazy
so I just used hot glue to attach them.
You are gluing the legs to the inside so
no one will see the glue. Either way
will work. All Done!

Tissue Monsters!
And I think they are in love… ok it’s Valentines day I had to throw in the love somewhere.


  1. This is a super cute idea! Pocket size ones too!

  2. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy,

  3. These are SOOOOO cute!!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  4. these are SO precious! Thanks for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings.

  5. Aaaahhh!!! I LOVE these and I think I better whip up a bunch of them for my croupy kids. Thanks!

  6. Oh My Goodness! These are so cute. I just bought a bunch of felt at Hobby Lobby this morning too.

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  7. These are darling--what a fun way to make lemonade out of lemons during cold season. : ) I featured this on my Friday Favorites post today. Thanks for the fun inspiration!

  8. These are so adorable! And the "I'm a boogie monster" made me laugh out loud! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

  9. These are SUPER cute! Love them.

  10. Those are just adorable! I love the "boogie monster" title. What kid wouldn't just love one of those little tissue packets? Thanks for sharing - visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

  11. Aw! Such a cute idea for sick little ones. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh my... these are too cute! I'll be making my 7 year old one for sure.

  13. Oh, these little guys are so adorable. I can't wait to make some. Then maybe my kids won't mind getting their nose blown as much. I'm your newest follower from frugal Friday's link party. I'm throwing my very first link party tomorrow (Monday). I would love it if you stopped by an added your project.

  14. What a creative idea... Thanks for sharing!

  15. This has got to be the cutest thing I've seen today! I love the Abominable Snowman Tissue Monster lol

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  16. My daughter made these (sans legs) and they turned out so cute! I posted about them and linked back Thanks!

  17. Love this project, adorable! Could you drop by Craft Schooling Sunday (it's still open for linking) and share this? That would be great and might just lead to a feature for you next week.
    Hope to see you there @

  18. Just wanted to say thank you for linking up to my link party and also to let you know that I featured these adorable guys on my blog. Be sure to check it out.

  19. a very cute idea! I have to do this for my girls right away!!

  20. featured these today! so cute!

  21. Very cute idea, these may even get a little guy to wipe his nose once in awhile.

  22. I saw your tissue packs on Tip Junkie today and linked them up on my facebook wall as well ... perfect for all those little kindergarten kiddos this fall.

  23. These are adorable... thank you so much for sharing your pattern! xoxo

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