This is a great summer idea for keeping the kiddos from being bored.
Give them a paper and pencil to draw up their own bit of inspiration and take it to the sewing machine! They will love the one on one attention, learn a new skill, and will find some pride in finishing something that they have designed 100% by themselves.
You will find the free plushie pattern here:
Kids Handmade Plushie Pattern with Revoluzzza