A calavera plushie I made. Decided to name her Mercedes, after my grandmother. D'arby and I are going to make more for the rest of our beloved departeds for our ofrenda.
You need at least one piece of felt, embroidery floss, and a needle. Optional: button eyes [available at your local craft or fabric store and the GIANT LONG'S].
1. Fold felt square in half, sketch skull shape [mine's maybe 6" at widest part, but you can make any size], cut out.
2. Add button eyes [or sew on felt ones] and embroider mouth and nose.
3. Optional flower: cut petals or flower shape and center circle from felt, sew together, sew to outside of face piece.
4. Start at jaw hinge, sew two main pieces most of the way around to the other side of the jaw, fill with stuffing, finish stitching. You might want to stuff a bit more in when you're almost to the end.