My daughter and 2 of my nephews were all born within about a 3 week time period of eachother, so that means 3 birthday presents to figure out all at the same time. I made these for my son a while back, and thought it would be fun for the 1 year olds.
And a fun part was that my 2 year old son was able to help fill them up with the beans. He love that part!
They are about a 5 inches square, and I used my cricut to cut the letters out on freezer paper to be able to paint them on. The hardest part for me was picking out the order for the fabric to go in. And as you can see, 4 of the 6 letters in my daughters name are "E," so I guess it didn't really matter what order I tried to put the colors in since they will get mixed up anyway.
This is a great way to use up fabric scraps - and all the beans in your pantry!