When my oldest turned 3 and my hubby and I put together a reading nook for his birthday we were concerned that his little brother would also want to explore the new place and
wouldn't give Victor some privacy. Victor's birthday is in October when we
start spending more time in the basement, where the reading nook is so it would
have been impossible to keep the two apart and prevent them from jumping on top
of each other under the staircase. My husband came up with the idea of making
something for Eric as well and I knew right away what: bean bags. They were on
my to-do list anyway.
Bean bags are easy to create, it involves sewing 2 panels
together, adding a zipper and filling them up. That's it! I followed this
tutorial with the only one change: I used 2 and a half bags of filling
instead of just 2.
They are great for jumping on them, sitting and reading or just relaxing. Whenever I'm in the basement with the kids I don't sit on the couch anymore, I prefer the bean bags. So comfy!
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Labels: Bean Bags, DIY, Gifts For Kids