This is Jen's latest little felt cutie...an African hippo...he likes to wallow in the mud. His best friend is Ollie the Oxpecker who helps him with his bathtime by eating the ticks and parasites off of Harry's hide!
You can make one too by printing out this template - Harry is just slightly longer than my hand from palm to end of fingertips. I drew the ears and tail too large - so follow the dotted line when you are cutting yours. (The ears and tail attached to the body in this template are purely for show! Don't cut them out along the piece of felt for the body - he just looks cuter with them drawn in!)
Stitch on your buttons for a nose, Ollie the Oxpecker and give Harry a wide smile and some teeny eyes.
Then stitch your ears and tail...we also gave him 3 little x'es on his behind...
Then blanket stitch around your two body pieces, leaving enough of a gap to put your filling into - fill him up - he is a fatty by nature so be extra generous...and then finish off your stitching and close him up...et voila