And so I made ... monsters.
First, I made this wallet. It's definitely a little on the big side; I hope it's not too girly. Making things for a boy is not my expertise! There is a website out there that gives instructions for this. I didn't save it and don't have time to look it up. It's pretty easy ... I don't think the instructions are really necessary.
Next, I made this monster doll. Are 5-year-old boys too old for monster dolls?
Turning it into a pirate was not my original intention. I started thinking it was maybe a little babyish, then I remembered it was a pirate party ... so hopefully the bandana and eye patch age it up a bit?
Here he is with the eye patch flipped up.
It was SUPER easy to make, and a good use of the TONS of felt that I have on-hand. I will definitely be making more monster gifts in the future. But, be honest ... is 5 a little too old for this?