Deep in my heart I am hoping for a future in which Ebola, Salmonella and Rabies will be readily available in every toy store.
Of course I am assuming that by now everyone has heard of the giant plush microbes and that the above statement isn’t nearly as shocking as I hoped it would be.
(By the way, I hadn’t seen these Christmas Microbe Tree Ornaments until writing this post. Get a bunch of them now and be all smug about having sorted out your christmas presents in May!).
There is however a distinct lack of plush plant and animal cells in the stuffed toy market and if you wish to take your love for cell biology to a more physical level, you will have to resort to making your own cuddly cell.
Instructables user ChrysN has provided a lovely tutorial in which she shows you step by step how to sew a felt plush cell. I am sure that it wouldn’t be hard to modify this model a bit and convert it into a plush plant cell.
If you need more inspiration or would like to go free-style and come up with your own cuddly plant cell, take a look at these two craft projects:
This plush plant cell was designed by user kahluita from the Craftster.org forum and can actually be folded together into a cube.
Etsy user LittleElk designed this pillow-like flannel plant cell, which unfortunately isn’t available anymore (I told you that there was a lack of buying options for cuddly cells).
There you go, plenty of inspiration to get creative and put together your uniqe and perfect bedtime companion!