I tend to use a paint rag when I paint instead of a paper towel. After a while the paint rag is more paint that rag but they are sometimes so colourful I hate to throw them out or wash them.
So why not make them into stuffies? I have made several paint rag stuffies and have even had my nephews make their own while teaching them how to use the sewing machine.
Sometimes I add paint or stencil shapes on my stuffies. Sometimes I add accessories or felt features to them. Sometimes I draw on them with markers. Sometimes I stitch random lines or shapes into them. There really are no rules or limits except your imagination and the materials you have on hand.
This guy was made by my 6 year old nephew Charlie. I let him paint a rag however he wanted and then add stencils on top. He then traced out a shape he liked and cut it out. I then showed him how to use the sewing machine to sew it, adding on arms and eyes. Lastly we stuffed it and closed it up. His name is Goofy Guy.
He was so happy with how it turned out he made a second one.
Here is a catalog of my creative adventures and experiments