Magic Happens to Children Because They Believe in It by Maja Lapajne
Creating magic for our little ones – is there anything more fulfilling in the world we can do! Hi, I’m Maja, mom of two boys, a dog, and a cat, who loves to design sewing patterns for cute, easy to make plushies. Sewing patterns you can use to create a new best friend with a superpower for that someone special in your life.
It all started with my older son, who was afraid of the dark. At first, we didn’t make much of it because the fear of the dark is something quite usual for little ones. It will pass, we thought. We bought him a night lamp. Every night we’ve left his door open to the lighted hallway. We read motivational stories. Months passed, and nothing seemed to help.
Then I thought, let’s try something different. I knew children believe in magic, and that’s why the magic happens to them. It was then when I sew my first plushie, a friendly bat. At that time, my son was very fascinated by these creatures of the night, and I couldn’t find the right plushie to buy, so I made one.
I told my son, this bat would like to be his best friend and that it possesses a superpower to keep him safe all through the night. And it worked! And it worked on other children too. Not just with sleeping but with all challenges they might be struggling with, too. It can even help them to handle the limitations of having food allergies better.
If your kids are 5. and up, they can participate in the creation of their new best friend. They can choose the fabrics (usually the softest will win), the pattern, the colors, help with the stuffing. From 7. and up, they can do simple needlework with your help and will be amazed if you let them sew a few easy stitches under your supervision on the sewing machine.
They will feel so proud and will probably sleep with their new best friend every night. And don’t worry about being perfect. All the little imperfections will make your masterpiece more unique and loved.
Let the children show you how to look at the world through their magical eyes again. Step through their hidden door to the forgotten world, where no rules exist, everything is possible, and we all have our superpowers.
Maja & magical plushie friends
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