Scrappy Monsters


For Christmas this year, I made my two boys some scrappy monsters.  I originally got the idea from Pinterest—where else?  However, the original link is broken, so I have no way to give credit to someone.  I basically copied her idea exactly, though.  One thing I did change is to make the bottom two squares pockets instead of just sewing them down.  Kids seem to love pockets, so I thought that would be a good idea—you know, so the boys can eventually hide bugs and snakes in there for Mommy to find.


This monster is a bit bigger, so I’m giving it to Damon, my 2 1/2 year old, and the other one is just going upstairs for my two month old.  He won’t be able to unwrap anything anyway.


My boys get so many toys for Christmas, so since my first was born, I make one gift and don’t buy anything else.  I’m sure that will change as they get older, but for now it works.  They’re only grandchildren on both sides, and my husbands’ parents are divorced, so that’s two households.  My husband also has an “adoptive” family with whom he basically grew up with from 8th grade on, and there are no grandkids there, either.  So, between everyone plus the adoptive aunts and uncles, we don’t lack for toys in our household!



  1. Hi friend! The reason you can’t find the pin is because I pursued legal action to have it removed. The pattern she shared is copyright protected. I am also in the process of pursuing a parent on these monsters. Any help you can offer me as a way to protect my pattern would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much and please email me with any questions.

    • Tara Hines says:

      Wow, I didn’t realize she had shared a pattern you had written. That’s not cool! Pattern writing is a lot of work, as I’m sure you know. I didn’t realize there was a pattern for these out there. I just copied from what I remembered seeing. Anyway, just so you know, I do not intend to ever sell these. I only made a couple for my boys. Pinterest is great, but I’m sure copyright issues crop up all the time since it makes it so easy to share ideas. Sorry this happened to you!


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