The Stars of All Fixed Up: Orange and Pink Owls Who Say Hoo!

by Shelly Bowen on January 25, 2013

Owls from All Fixed Up kids appAs I was testing the All Fixed Up book app, I noticed that children of different ages attach to different elements of the story.

My 5-year-old nephew refers to the interactive book app as “the bicycle book” (you can “ride” a bicycle through town).

A 4-year-old called it “the kissing book” (which can sound strange out of context; you can apply kisses to a sleeping in the story).

The owl pattern for the All Fixed Up owls

Another 5-year-old couldn’t get enough of the squirrel who is hiding on many of the apps’ pages. This last one we expected. But the big surprise?

“I want the owl book,” my 2-year-old niece says in her not-so-clear but adorable speech.

“The owl book?” I respond while looking through the folder of kids’ apps I have on my iPad.

“Ya.”

I don’t remember an owl book. Then she says, “Whooo,” very softly, which does the trick.

Felt cut-outs for owl plushies

“Ohhh! The Owl book.” A pink owl and orange owl sleep in the tree outside the kids’ house in the All Fixed Up app. They only appear twice. Touch them and they hoot a fairly realistic bird call.

I was planning on making her a squirrel to go with her copy of the print book edition, but I changed my mind and started making owls.

Recycled Felt Owl Plushies

Sleeping owl face from All Fixed UpMaterials

  • A couple sheets of felt (0.25/each); I used eco-felt made of 100% post-consumer plastic bottles
  • Embroidery thread (.33/each) in various colors
  • Poly stuffing or scraps of fabric from another sewing project
  • Ribbon
  • Needle, scissors
  • Paper and pen for the pattern

Back of owl, wings and talons

Instructions
  1. Cut out a general cat head shape, half moon wings, and little feet (I guess I should say talons).
  2. Pin or hold to felt and cut out two pieces for back and front.
  3. Hand-sew on eye and beak outlines. (You could also use glue and more felt pieces to create the face.)
  4. Sew the two sides together, leaving an opening at the top.
  5. Sew on the feet and wings onto the back, so they peek out in front.
  6. Stuff.
  7. Pinch the top together with a loop of ribbon and sew shut.

Sleeping orange owl from kids app All Fixed UpTwo owls from All Fixed Up kids app story

This is a simple sewing project for an adult and child of about 7 or 8 to work on together, or aged 9 and up on his or her own.   You can also make them twice as big and sew a pocket on the back to make it into a tooth pillow owl.

If you make these, I’d love to see them! Post photos on our Facebook page.

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