Make Your Own Beanie Baby
Using old Stuffed animals that your child no longer used, cut a small incision and pull out the stuffing. Then have the child help you replace the filling with plastic pellets, rice, dried beans, or another type of similar material. Don’t fill it entirely full -- leave some extra room so that it remains pliable. Then sew the seam up on your new beanie baby, and wala! A newly re-purposed toy.