Review and Giveaway — Printies Design Studio Kits

When I was contacted by Printies Design Studio Kits to do a review and giveaway, the concept intrigued me. Emily was able to create her own stuffed animal with very little help from either Mark or me and she was quite happy with the results!

Here’s how it works: First, your child gets to design their own toy using their incredibly awesome software. It’s simple to use, available for Mac or PC, and allows for endless design possibilities. I’m a former Software Engineer, so I’m picky about these things!

Next, we printed out both sides of the design on special Printies fabric using an inkjet printer. No problems lining this up, but there are test sheets provided in the kit just in case.
Emily carefully tore the paper away from the fabric.
Then, it’s stuffin’ time!
Then, we attach the feet to seal the stuffing inside for her toy to be displayed.
She was so proud of herself for making this! She wants to make a few more modeled after storybook characters, which I think is a fabulous idea.
Printies Design Studio Kits come with materials to make six different stuffed toys. They are recommended for kids ages 6 and up, and retail for $19.99 at places like Target,, Toys “R” Us, and Walgreen. Refill kits are available for $9.99.
Now the fun part — 2 Lucky Readers will win a Printies Design Studio Kit of their own! To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment on this post. Be sure to leave your email address in the comments field! Tweet or blog about this giveaway, and you’re in for three more entries. (Just be sure to come back here and leave a comment that you tweeted/blogged about it.) Follow Frugal Family Fun Blog on Twitter, subscribe to our feed, or follow in Blogger and you’re in for three more entries. (Again, leave a comment that you follow or subscribe.)
Giveaway ends Wednesday, September 16th @ 6:30pm EST and winner will be chosen by
Good luck!!


  1. She did a FANTASTIC job! What a fun thing to do, my girls would jump at this!

    Also tweeted about this @bearzfamily

  2. The Activity Mom says

    That is really cool! I like the immediate gratification of the whole thing. =)

  3. That is really cool! I have never seen anything like it. We would have fun with that!

  4. I follow you, of course!

  5. What a fantastic project! I just recently found your blog, and I love all the wonderful ideas.

    I'm a follower now!! =D

    Is posting this on my Facebook status get the same points as Tweeting? I haven't got Twitter, but I can do that!


  6. How cute is that. My daughter would love making her own stuffed animal.
    krazy421 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. I follow you on google reader.
    krazy421 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. I don't tweet either but I posted your link about the giveawy on my facebook account.
    krazy421 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. Emma would love this, what a great idea!

  10. I follow your blog =)

  11. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Pretty cool! Thanks for the chance! nettacow at gmail dot com

  12. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Follow on Twitter. nettacow at gmail dot com

  13. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Subscribe in reader! nettacow at gmail dot com

  14. Very nice! Just found your blog and I love it πŸ™‚


  15. Oh Sissy would love somthing like this! I've never heard of these before, thanks for the post!



  16. Nadia@FunWithMama says

    ooh i'd love this!!

  17. Nadia@FunWithMama says

    im subscribed through bloglines

  18. Nadia@FunWithMama says

    im following you on twitter

  19. What a cute idea!!

  20. I subscribe on Google reader πŸ™‚

  21. What a cute idea. Would have never thought of that. Kalyssa would have such a ball with this!

    ** I have your posts sent to my email!**

  22. that is a super idea! i like the idea that you can model them after storybook characters! i wonder if you can only make animals or if you could use your picture on the face of one, or if you could make like bible character dolls?! is it just limited to animals?

    β™₯ ac

  23. THats so cute! What a neat idea!

  24. She did a great job!

  25. and of course I follow your blog!

  26. My five year old daughter would love to try these.

    And for extra entries, I so subscribe to your feed in my Bloglines. πŸ™‚


    MelanieKS (at) gmail(dot)com

  27. Stephanie Griffith says

    How fun! That would be fun to win!

    my e-mail is stella2355406 at yahoo dot com

  28. This is awesome! My kids will love it.


  29. @finding_ac — Yes, you can add a photo for the face. They are so much fun! Really, lots of possibilities here. πŸ™‚

  30. Amanda Pedro says

    what a great project! My kids would LOVE this. Very special. They could even make ones for birthday parties. Endless possibilities. Thanks

  31. Amanda Pedro says

    this giveaway is sooo cool, I mentioned it on my blog

    thanks so much

  32. Amanda Pedro says

    I follow you now. Look behind you. DO you see me lurking? :}

  33. Great idea! Would love to be entered in . .

    Thanks for all your postings!
    Julie Prickett

  34. This is very cool!

  35. I subscribe the Frugal Family Fun.

  36. I follow you on Blogger…

    the_peanut_patch at yahoo dot com

  37. My kidlets would LOVE this – computer fun and stuffed animals? Two of their favorite things πŸ™‚

    the_peanut_patch at yahoo dot com

  38. ScottChrisCoriCassiCali says

    Maybe the drawing day will be lucky for us. It's a birthday in our family. πŸ˜‰
    Cali would love this project and looks pretty cute. Thanks for the chacne.

  39. My little guy would love to try this out – fantastic giveaway!

  40. I subscribe on Google Reader.
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  41. This looks like such a fun project. Would love to do this with my little man!!

    shannonbaskets at

  42. Ok, that is the coolest thing ever! EVER! Great idea, I would totally buy this!

  43. That's amazing. I am not a sewer so I have never made stuffed animals. But with that, I think I can make the best stuffed animals. Thanks.

    Also, I just found a pretty new and healthy snack at Toy's R Us: Snikiddy. They have Cheese Puffs Balls and Chocolate Chip Bites with different favors. The best part: they are made with all natural ingredients and are from homemade recipes. Enjoy.

    Oh, I almost forget;

    Thanks again.

  44. My girls would Love this!

  45. Oh my kids would just love this! Wonder if they would share with us big kids.
    Following and Tweeting ya up!

  46. I've never seen these before – my boys would go CRAZY over this! How fun! πŸ™‚

    heidikundin at

  47. Oh, and I follow you on Blogger, naturally!

  48. Oh, my- that looks like *so* much fun. We would love to try it at our house.
    Also- looks like a great gift idea!
    Thanks for posting about it.


  49. We would love to be winners—those look so fun!!

  50. I follow

  51. what a very creative product. I am a newbie to your blog but I think I will stick around for a while.

  52. Both my kids would love that!!!!!

  53. Val in the Rose Garden says

    Ok that is crazy cool…. I just have to put my comment in and see if I get pulled. What a fun project! Cyan would love it!

    Have a great night…


  54. following on twitter

  55. subscribed to your blog

  56. following you on blogger

  57. I tweet about this post