1 – You will need a matchbox, scrap cloth. Needle and thread, cotton, a fine permanent pen, scrap paper, embellishments, acrylic or fabric paints(optional). The cloth should be of fine weave because we are making a small thing. Check to see if you can draw on it with the marker, and that the ink won’t smear. First make a drawing of the size of the stuffed “pillow” on the wrong side. It should fit nicely inside a matchbox.
2 – Sew around the drawing, leaving the bottom open. Invert the cloth to the right side.
Stuff the pillow with cotton. Make sure the pillow fits the matchbox, and is not too stuffed, that it is hard to close the box. Sew the bottom.
3 – Let a little friend draw a girl, or an animal, or imaginary creature on the pillow with the permanent marker.
4 – To decorate the match box, look for scrap paper, magazine pages, stickers, fabric flowers, etc. Then help your little friend cover the box and embellish it.