Here's what we made at the preschool.
Sweet little stuffed mice made out of old felted wool sweaters. With a simple whip stitch this was an easy-to-sew project for my 3-5 year olds. Here's how we did it.
Gather supplies. Old woool sweater, wool for stuffing, yarn, thread and a bead for the nose.
First cut a basic pattern out of paper...ours was a teardrop shape. Cut the mice out of the wool for the children and find something to use for the tail. We used a bit of black yarn (about 4 inches long).
Make a knot in one end of the yarn and begin by stitching through the knot and into the wool to make sure it is completly fastened.
Fold the wool in half and have the children begin doing whip stitch along the edge while you hold it together.
Once the mouse it stitched three-quarters of the way, stop and stuff with wool. Next add a bead for a nose, and you're done.
And if you've got older children or more skilled stitchers on your hands, you can try a bird. Simply follow the above steps and add feathers and a beak.