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Activities for a Rainy Summer Day

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A time for barbecues and pool parties, the month of July is finally here. And for parents of young children, this also means that school vacation has just started! Your children are probably filled with excitement for the weeks of fun ahead of them, as there are endless activities you can do when it’s warm and sunny outside.

But what do you do on a rainy afternoon indoors?

To ensure those rainy summer days don’t drag on too long, we at The Zoo Factory recommend stocking up on board games, craft supplies and stuffable animal kits.

If your little ones love to play with stuffed animals, what activity would they love better than creating their own? Choose from a wide variety of eight inch and 16 inch animals, or pick a party package for your children and all their friends to enjoy making together. Whether they love jungle animals, sea animals or dinosaurs, there is a package they will love!

Once your new stuffed animal friends have been put together (no sewing required!), you can pick out outfits for your animals to wear and take them on their first adventure. Even though you can’t go outside, you can always host an indoor “camping” excursion with your stuffed animals! Just set up a tent in the living room and your children will have hours of fun ahead of them.

The Zoo Factory even offers an awesome set of Coleman supplies, including a camp stove, lantern and cooler with lemonade. Shop with us online or contact us by phone at 866-993-3325 to place your order.

We hope you and your children have a great summer vacation together!

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Order Custom Print T-Shirts for Your Stuffed Animals

Custom Printed Stuffed Animal T-Shirt

Whether you are looking for a fun way to say happy birthday or a creative advertising idea for your company, The Zoo Factory has an exciting new solution. We are now offering 16” custom printed t-shirt for your stuffed animals. From logos to company mottos and quotes, the options are endless and there are plenty of ways to incorporate these shirts into your next event!

Say “Happy Birthday”

If your child and their friends will be stuffing animals at the birthday party, why not give each animal a fun and memorable shirt to wear? With birthday message and an image to match the theme of the event, these shirts will remind the kids of the great memories they made in the year to come.

Number Your Tables

As you are planning your next big corporate event, you are probably looking for a unique way to decorate while promoting your brand. Stuffed animals adorned in company t-shirts are the perfect way to do so! Depending on the size of your event, one great place to put them is at the center of each table. Holding table numbers, these adorable stuffed friends are sure to steal the show. You can even draw names at the end of the evening to choose who gets to take each fluffy friend home.

Add to Gift Baskets

For schools and non-profit groups planning fundraisers, family-friendly gift baskets are the perfect place to spread awareness with custom printed stuffed animal shirts. Printed with your group’s logo or motto these adorable shirts are sure to have everyone buying tickets for a chance to win!

Price for custom printed t-shirts are based on set up fees, the number of shirts purchased and the number of colors in the design. Shirts require a one month lead time to create, so call 866-993-3325 today for your quote.

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Ideas For Dressing Up Your Stuffed Animals For Halloween

Ideas For Dressing Up Your Stuffed Animals For HalloweenWith Halloween quickly approaching, it’s time to get everyone’s costumes ready; including your stuffed animals. Here at the Zoo Factory, we have everything you will need to make this Halloween super special. We have a large selection of outfits for your children to dress their stuffed friends in, so they can match.

While we do have an adorable pumpkin costume, your choices don’t end there.

Superheroes

With the growing popularity of the Marvel and DC comics, superheroes are a great choice for your stuffed animal or doll. Spider bear or super bear would be a great sidekick for your little superheroes.

Knights & Princesses

Princesses are always a popular choice for costumes. Consider dressing your stuffed friend as a princess as well or a medieval knight. Fairies and witches would be a good match as well.

Careers

Have a doctor or fireman going out trick or treating? We have the perfect companion outfits. We have doctor and nurse’s scrubs, astronaut suits and a pilot outfit, with the accompanying goggles. There is also a variety of military uniforms as well.

Sports Uniforms

Basketball, baseball, hockey soccer, karate and more, your sports star will find the perfect costume for their stuffed animal.

Don’t forget to check out our pajamas section. After coming home from a long night of trick or treating, everyone (Teddy included) will want to put their pajamas on and relax.

If you’re looking for the perfect stuffed animals, we can help with over 200 options. At The Zoo Factory, you’ll find everything you need for your stuffed friends and dolls. Contact us today!

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Cool Extras To Use At Your Child’s Next Stuffed Animal Birthday Party

Parents are always looking for a way to make their child’s birthday party memorable. Whether it is special decorations, a character themed party, awesome games, and prizes, parents of little ones want their child’s day to be significant in every way possible.

 

As we scour through dozens of Pinterest pages, get tips from friends and family and even take notes from the things our little ones say, we still may come up short on an idea.

 

So what is a parent to do?  Cool Extras To Use At Your Child's Next Stuffed Animal Birthday Party

 

An ideal birthday party activity is one that can be done with the group and can be a great “thank you” gift for attending. We are not talking about the traditional goody bags filled with candy and fun little trinkets. We are talking about putting together stuffed animals.

 

Stuffed animals are and will always remain a favorite among little children. At your child’s birthday party, why not allow all of the kids to stuff their own friend. This is not only fun but memorable for all involved.

 

Probably one of the coolest parts of stuffing animals at the birthday party is not just the actual stuffing; it’s the creativeness that is put into making the friend unique. You can allow the kids to use their imaginations and draw whatever they want on their animals. Maybe the birthday girl or boy would like all of their friends to sign their animal? Or they can draw pictures of their favorite things like sunshine, rainbows, flowers, and animals.

 

In addition to fabric markers, we also carry home carry boxes which look like a little house for the stuffed animal and also wishing stars where the children can make a wish upon the star and then place the star in the animal before it closes.

 

At The Zoo Factory, we have all of the above-mentioned accessories to help make the birthday party stuffed friends personal. For more information or questions on the products we offer, contact us today!

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Finding Accessories For Your Child’s Stuffed Animal

Finding Accessories For Your Child's Stuffed AnimalThere are a variety of child friendly toys that can become a treasured item in their life. However, nothing can really compare to the love given to a stuffed animal. Stuffed animals are a little one’s first best friend and companion that travel to and fro wherever they go.

Stuffed animals bring much comfort in times of need in a child’s life such as birthdays, illnesses, first school experience, and also for those just because moments.

What else that is so great about a stuffed animal is that there are no batteries required, there is little to no maintenance expect for an occasional washing, and they are the perfect way to give and get a comforting squeeze.

When stuffed animals first became popular decades ago, it was typically a brown, black or white teddy bear. This teddy bear would be fuzzy and cute and very simple. Nowadays, stuffed animals can be accessorized to the fullest, making playing with them so much more fun.

Your little one will certainly have a delightful time dressing up and accessorizing their stuffed friend. Some examples of accessories include outfits, shoes, hats, jewelry, back packs, bathing items, swimwear, and sunglasses.

Two very adorable accessories available for stuffed animals are the sleeping bags and Little Secret Hearts.

As a companion for sleepovers, the sleeping bag is perfect. Fitting a large stuffed animal, the sleeping bag is so much fun for little ones to play pretend sleepover with their best furry friend. When going on vacation or when having to be away, your child’s stuffed animal’s sleeping bag brings much comfort and entertainment.

Little Secret Hearts are 16 inches and have an elastic band that wraps around the stuffed animal and also has a little storage compartment. Closing with Velcro, your little one’s animal can hold or hug their little secrets! Each Little Secret Heart has a sweet message embroidered on the front, making it much more significant.

For a look at these stuffed animal accessories, feel free to browse through our website. The Zoo Factory has a wonderful collection of accessories that will be perfect, contact us for more information today.