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K is for Kangaroo: No Sew Pouches with Little Joeys

This was such a fun project!  What I liked most about it is how it correlated to our words to remember in My Fathers World K unit: “I am safe in God”  We talked about how joeys like to stay safe in the pouch of their mothers.  And how we can do the same thing with God.  Through obedience and living out His words from the bible, we too can stay under the protection of the Lord.  We talked about how life is still hard and hard things will come our way, but that when we remain in Him He will equip us to handle those things.

It was just a great hands on visual lesson in “remaining in Him”

The kids loved wearing their pouches around and I think ALL their legs got a good workout because they were hopping around like crazy people all day!

Here is your how to:

What you need:

  • Left over fabric (or buy the little quilting squares from Joanna’s for $1)
  • Pillow stuffing or cotton balls
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Fabric markers or sharpies

Making Joeys:

1. Print out the kangaroo template at the bottom of this post and cut it out.

2. Trace around it about 1/4 inch outside of the actual template onto your fabric-that way when you glue it, it still keeps it shape.  Fold the fabric so you get 2 sides of your kangaroo when you cut it out.

3. Then hot glue the edges together (i put my glue gun on low setting so i didn’t roast my fingers when I pressed it together) leaving a small opening to stuff it.  Stuff it with your filling and seal it up with hot glue.

4. Decorate the joey with markers

Making Pouches:

1. Using pinking sheers cut out a “u” shape pouch again using 2 sides of your fabric.

2. Glue the pouch together leaving the top open

3. Cut a ribbon the size you need to wrap around and tie at the waist.  Glue the back top of the pouch to the ribbon.  Use extra ribbon to decorate the top if you want, I made little loops using the hot glue every inch or so.

4. Then just tie it on, put in the joey, and away they hop!

I love how they got little frayed edges from all the love they received, it makes them look almost vintage.

You can download the joey pattern here.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Ashley

    Awww….what a great idea. They look so cute with their little pouches! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  2. Amy

    Wow, I’m soooooo excited about this!! We are on K week so this is perfect — and I have already perfected the hot glue gun with my Peter doll from The Snowy Day and my Leprechaun for St Patricks Day 🙂 I love how easy it is 🙂 thank you!!

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  6. Kelly

    Page 3 is printing with nothing on it. When I choose print preview, I’m not seeing the tail of the kangaroo anywhere. Please help!!

    • admin

      Kelly, I am sorry I am just getting back to you on this. I will look at it, and see if I can fix the file. Thank you!!

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