The moose makes a lovable and safe toy. The antlers are stiffened with pieces cut from a plastic gallon milk bottle. The curved shape is already molded in, but the plastic is soft enough to bend on contact without breaking. A plastic strip or wooden dowel through the head gives the antlers support. this gives a more realistic look of moose antlers without stuffing them. Yarn tufts from the tail and beard. the hooves are optional.
Aardvark to Zebra 's vintage (1980's) stuffed animal patterns are more realistic than cutsy. All pattern pieces were hand-drawn and labeled, with complete instructions, illustrated with hand-drawn construction diagrams. Pattern pieces are full size, printed on one side of !!"x 17" paper, ready to be cut out. Arrows, notches, dots and seam-lines are clearly printed, all referenced in the instructions, so making these animals is easy. There are no construction photos, but a color photo of the finished animal(s) is on the cover, as well as a line- drawing showing seam lines. Many of the patterns have variations, some with more than one animal or the same animal in different sizes. They are a real joy to make and own.