This is my first attempt at a tute, so bear with me. Questions & comments are appreciated. The idea came from my love of frog and the need to fill an Easter Egg for toddlers.
Here is the frog for any who missed it.
Since I was making these to fit into those plastic eggs, size was important. I made four attempts before finding a size that was big enough that babies wouldn't choke and small enough for the eggs.
First fold paper in half and draw half of a gumdrop with the fold as the middle. Add an oval where an eye might be and cut around the shape.
Then cut a strip of yellow to 2/3 the total height and the desired width. Out of this strip, cut a taco shape.
Cut two squares out of the body material that are larger than the pattern.
Trace the shape on the back side of one square (I use my son's washable markers). Add lines marking where the arms and legs will go.
Draw an arm and leg, leaving a long stem where they will join the body.
Use a zig-zag or applique stitch setting on your machine to stitch the yellow taco's curve on the front side of the marked square, making sure that it will be visible when completed.
Trace the legs/arms out of fleece or felt and cut them out. Place them in between the two layers of body material with the stems sticking out the sides.
Sew right on the marker line, leaving two fingerwidths for turning on the bottom. (I don't use pins when I sew as they just make me bleed or break needles.)
Cut about 1/8 in out from marked line around the entire frog.
Turn the frog right-side out and stuff it eyes first with polyfil.
Keep stuffing until the body is 3/4 full. Fill the rest of the way with plastic pellets. Hand sew closed.
Draw the face on with a Sharpie.