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Our brand new book Bedtime for… is just the tonic for helping restless little ones drift off to sleep. It’s packed to the rafters with adorable creatures who gently guide them… to the land… of nod… zzz…

This super fun baby crib mobile craft helps you bring the story’s characters to life in 3D, so your little one can see them as they enter sleepytown. Got other little ones around? They can help, too!

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You’ll need:

Embroidery hoop
Bag of cotton balls
Needle and thread
Assorted coloured felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun (or fabric glue)
Pencil

Step 1

Step 1

Print the templates on to card and cut ‘em out with scissors. (This bit’s best left to grownups.)

Step 2

Step 2

Draw around the templates on to felt with your pencil. (Your animals will be double sided, so make sure you draw out the right number of each piece. Just follow our handy guide on the template.) Then carefully snip out the felt shapes with scissors.

Step 3

Step 3

Use your needle and thread to stitch together the larger parts (e.g. the sheep bodies) with a running stitch. Make sure you don’t sew all the way round – you won’t be able to stuff the animals!

Step 4

Step 4

Carefully fill your animal shapes with small pieces of cotton balls until they feel suitably squishy. Then sew up the gap you left.

Step 5

Step 5

Use a hot glue gun (or fabric glue) to stick on the details like legs, tails and faces. Be careful not to burn your fingers. Or make a mess.

Step 6

Step 6

Cut a 40cm bit of thread and make a small stitch in the top of your first animal. Tie the other end of the thread to the embroidery hoop.

Step 7

Step 7

If you’re feeling adventurous, you might want to have two animals on one piece of thread. To do that, stitch the top shape (like in step 6) then leave a gap and tie a knot. After that, thread the second animal through and tie it to the embroidery hoop. Bingo!

Step 8

Step 8

Tie three evenly-spaced pieces of ribbon to your embroidery hoop. Then tie the ends on to your wooden curtain ring so you can hang your mobile up. Baa-rilliant!

Fun fact

Fun fact

A group of sheep is known as a herd, flock, or – our particular favourite – a mob. But a very cuddly, fluffy, adorable mob, of course.

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