The elusive House Hippo has been one of the most desired creatures for Canadian kids since the early 1990's and now you can finally own one!
House Hippos are notoriously shy and nocturnal and are good at taking care of themselves. They love to munch on potato chips (because who doesn't?) and forage for crumbs and bits of dropped food. Keeping cozy is a top priority so they tend to build themselves little nests made up of lint, fuzzy scraps and odd socks. In the wild hippos are notoriously aggressive but House Hippos are docile around humans. When placed on a bedside table they make excellent defenders against anything that makes strange sounds at night.
Each kit envelope contains step-by-step photo illustrated instructions, paper pattern pieces, sheet of warm grey felt*, pair of 6mm safety eyes, embroidery floss, needle and pins. I describe it as Beginner+ and recommend it for ages 12 and up.
Finished House Hippos measure approx. 5" x 3" (13cm x 8cm).
Stuffing is not included as the finished piece is easy to stuff using scraps of felt or fabric cut into small bits, cotton balls as well as traditional stuffing. It also helps keep the shipping cost much lower as it can travel Canada Post letter mail.
* The felt provided is 100% rayon/viscose which is an organic material made from processed wood pulp and tinted with vegetable-based dyes and has a characteristically soft feel. These pieces are perfect either as whimsical decorative pieces or to be used in gentle play.
They are not recommended for small children.