heatherross - blog - My Weekend With the Clothespin People. there is no end to the gopa's, Gopis, dynasties, Mahabharata and Ramayan characters that could be made. these pegs are very cheap to find and come by the bag full at spotlight and fast eddies in South Melbourne Australia. these would be great for puppet shows or story telling as well as general craft and play.
A reading buddy: The website explains how to make the reading buddy. HOWEVER, you can also look for children's tshirts at yard sales and clearance racks that have cute characters such as Disney or SpongeBob, etc. or just cute designs. A parent volunteer can stuff them and sow the neck, arms, and bottom together.