Animal Bean Bags

Create these adorable animal bean bags from craft foam.
Animal Bean Bags craft


  • A4 or Letter size paper
  • Craft foam
  • Beans or rice
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread or glue gun
  • Pompoms
  • Cotton
  • Wiggle eyes

Safety Tips

  • Kids still learning how to sew require adult supervision.
  • Keep the glue gun out of young children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Animal Bean Bags 1. Print out your favorite animal from any of these Animal Bean Bag templates. Cut out the template pieces.
Step 2 Animal Bean Bags 2. Trace each template piece onto craft foam. Follow the instructions on the template.
Step 3 Animal Bean Bags 3. Cut out the craft foam pieces.
Step 4 Animal Bean Bags 4. Mark the positions of the animal's ears on the top body piece.
Step 5 Animal Bean Bags Ask for an adult's help.5. Cut slits along the marked points, making sure they're wide enough for the ear's base to get through.
Step 6 Animal Bean Bags 6. Insert the ears through the slits.
Step 7 Animal Bean Bags Ask for an adult's help.7. Fix the ears in place either by sewing or by attaching with a hot glue gun.
Step 8 Animal Bean Bags Ask for an adult's help.8. Seal the slits by sewing or gluing with a hot glue gun.
Step 9 Animal Bean Bags 9. Glue on the inner ears on the rabbit or mouse. If you're making a dog or a pig, skip this step.
Step 10 Animal Bean Bags 10. Glue on the legs and tail on the bottom body piece.
Step 11 Animal Bean Bags Ask for an adult's help.11. Join the top and bottom body pieces either by stitching or gluing the edges together. Leave a 2-inch opening at the mouth.
Step 12 Animal Bean Bags 12. Cut and glue some craft foam spots on the dog.
Step 13 Animal Bean Bags 13. Pour in 1 ½ to 2 cups of beans or rice into the opening on your animal bean bag.
Step 14 Animal Bean Bags Ask for an adult's help.14. Seal the opening shut by sewing or using a glue gun.
Step 15 Animal Bean Bags 15. Add details on your bean bag by gluing on any of these materials:
  • Eyes - wiggle eyes, craft foam cut-outs, buttons, pompoms, or cotton balls
  • Nose - pompom or cut out a nose shape from craft foam
  • Rabbit's tail - big cotton ball or large pompom