I am SUPER excited about today’s guest (OK, sorry for the pun; I am also very excited)…today Holly from Chez Beeper Bebe is here with the most awesome tutorial for magnetic superhero playset! You may remember Holly from last year when she contributed a nifty paratrooper softie toy tutorial
This time Holly will show the basics of how to make your own magnetic superhero playset! This is great for taking on the go — just stash it inside the Scavenger Bag or Messenger Bag you just made for your little dude (you guys have those finished already, right?)!
Here’s Holly:

Hey. I’m Holly from Chez Beeper Bebe.  I am so happy to be back over here visiting with all of you and Rae.  I use a hand-me-down 1970-era sewing machine from my mother-in-law and I like to make plushies and toys and other things that seem important in the moment.  I also like to make things from other things–finding new uses for old tees, cashmere sweaters, wool suit jackets, and whatever else inspires me at the thrift store.  I have one boy of my own and I can tell you that he can hardly wait to get his hands on the completed project I am sharing with you today and has already asked me 4 times in the last hour when he can play with it (patience not high on the list of 6-year-old virtues). This is actually a pretty simple project that is easy to assemble–and better yet, it is endlessly customizable to your own boy’s interests–be that wild animals, trucks and cars, Spiderman, or maybe Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.  The world is your oyster with this project as long as you are willing to spend a little time doing some image searches on Google.  I hope you will enjoy it–and also, thanks for coming over to my place–it is always lovely to have new people in the neighborhood.  Happy Celebrate the Boy Month!

While you’re over at Chez Beeper Bebe, be sure to check out Holly’s other fantastic toy tutorials and projects. Here’s a peek:

bottom left: Felt Design Book | bottom right: Scenic Sketch Books
Thanks so much Holly for helping us Celebrate the BOY!!!
Boy month is a collaboration between Dana at MADE and myself. Have you seen Dana’s tutorial for turning a big sweater into a little one?
The Fabricworm Boy Fabric Giveaway is going on now and you could win 3 yards of organic fabrics for boys! Click here to enter.
And we always love to see what you’re making. Add your photos to our pool!
Categories: CELEBRATE THE BOY 2011, tutorial
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3 Responses to Guest Tutorial: Magnetic Superhero Playset with Chez Beeper Bebe

  1. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Max California says:


    And not just any superheroes, the damn JUSTICE LEAGUE.


  3. LauraCarey says:

    Kind of a silly question: What is the tin from? Is it recycled?

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