Added Sep 23, 2010
A few things came together and gave us the idea of making these frogs.
First of all, I saw the little frog Adriana Orozco made, which reminded my buddy of all those little rain forrest frogs he DIDN’T see on his trip to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in March of this year. His party only got to see one frog on the hole trip, a blue jeans frog (Oophaga_pumilio), and because he was last in line, he didn’t get to see it – fortunately his wife got a picture.
When friends announced their visit with their one year old son it made click and we decided to make some frogs – for us, the toddler and some of the fellow travelers.
We used some bright colored cotton fabric, which resembled the colors of the blue jeans frog, small amounts of loden cloth in the head to have some extra fabric for the fastening of the eyes, which we chose as a ‘child-proof’ version. We would have liked to embroider some pearls as eyes but were afraid those might get chewed or torn off. As filling we used in some frogs wadding and in the others plastic pellets, so it is also fully washable. We thought that might also be useful with a child around.
We only started with one, but you wouldn’t believe how fast they multiply…
Cotton fabric, safety eyes, plastic wadding, plastic pellets, sewing thread
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