My nephew is 4 1/2 years old and for his birthday and Christmas receives a plethora of electronic toys. I'm not completly against the blinking lights and sounds, but I think that children need toys where they can use their imagination more. What happened to kids making their own sounds and moving the toys on their own? So I refuse to purchase anything that requires batteries for him. Instead he receives dino play mat, alphabet blocks, dragon tails, and now a monster hat!
I used the template over at Running With Scissors. She has great instructions so I am not going to bore you with repeating it. I used green fur, which was a pain in the booty to sew and little pieces of fur got everywhere. The inside and trims are fleece. Despite the mess that I am still cleaning in my sewing room, my nephew love it. This is the best picture I could take of it. There are navy pom pom ties hanging from the sides, you can't see in this photo.