Join in the time-honored tradition of sewing toys from the scrap basket. Inspired by children’s books, make little mouse finger puppets from boiled wool and scraps to cheer the chilly days. From basic pre-sewn shapes, learn traditional toymaking techniques to finish, personalize and costume your winter mouse in upcycled fun. Think ornaments, stocking stuffers, Hanukkah gifts, holiday tablescapes. Age 16+

Impact: A creative use for very small fabric scraps and bits of notions that are diverted from the waste stream. Homemade toys can reduce demand for new consumer goods. 

Instructor Pippa Mars

Participant and Materials Requirements: Please bring sharp fabric scissors. Participants will be doing hand sewing and should have some basic level of comfort following along with the pattern and the instructor. Fabric, trim, needles, and thread are provided.

About the Instructor: Pippa became a professional toymaker in the 1970s. Grounded in the English soft-toymaking tradition, her mission is to encourage everyone to feel confident to make more toys at home for and with children, to foster creative life. Learn more at