Project Fronkey

One day, I decided to make a stuffed animal for a friend because I'm just a sweet guy like that (you wanna make something of it, punk?). Stuck deciding between her two favorite animals, frogs and monkeys, I made a decision: I would make both. One side of the stuffed animal would be a frog, with big bulging eyes and a long tongue catching a fly, and the other side would be a monkey, with a banana in her pocket and a bow tied around her tail.

Confused? Look at the image above. The frogs bulging eyes share a silhouette with the monkey's ears, and the frog's tongue matches up with the monkey's tail. The fly on the tongue corresponds to the monkey's bow. Hold the toy one way, and you've got a monkey. Flip it over and you've got a frog.

Construction begins with a problem. How am I going to make a huge pink tongue look natural coming out of that tiny red mouth?

Problem solved.

The bodies begin to take form.

Each side finished, and ready to be joined together, filled with lentils and tissue paper, and given to an eagerly awaiting buddy of mine. The final product can be seen at the top of this post.

Materials: Felt, thread, lentils, tissue paper.

[NOTE: Apologies for the unusually poor quality of photos on this post; I had never intended on sharing them with the world, and just took 'em with my cell phone.]


  1. Natalie Aguayo said...

    oh Fronkey, my beloved animalphibian, you byproduct of that wild plant called WEED. Your lentils shall never go unloved with me.  


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