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Frannie and Friends Create a Cuddly Workshop

Frannie and Friends Create a Cuddly Workshop

Frannie and Friends is an interactive teddy bear building workshop

Have you ever wanted to create your very own cuddly teddy bear or plushie companion?

At Frannie and Friends you can do just that! Led by Frannie, our adorable flamingo mascot, and our team, we will guide you through every step in the process. Cheering you on during this interactive teddy bear building workshop from start to finish. When you have completed all of the steps (listed below) you will have a new plush toy to love and cherish! 

At Frannie and Friends, we have over 30 plush stuffed animals and teddy bears to choose from. We have farm animal plushies - cows, pigs, sheep, ducks, bunnies, llamas, and goats. Gertie, our goat plushie, is one of our favs!

Gertie the goat plush stuffed animal

 Like jungle animals? Choose from lions, tigers, snow leopards, sloths, monkeys and gorillas. 

My favorite are the sea creature stuffed animals that include an alligator, turtles, dolphins, whales, sharks, an octopus and a walrus. We also have mystical creatures like dragons, unicorns and an axolotl. Axoltl plus toy

We have a variety of dog breed stuffed animals to choose from. These include a weiner dachshund, a german shepard, a french bulldog, a poodle, and a yellow labrador. We also have a few cat plushies. 

We haven't discussed teddy bears yet. These include a brown bear, a black bear, and a polar bear. These are just a few examples. Oh, I forgot about the flamingos, skunks, the rhinos and the elephants, oh my!

Check out all of stuffed animals and teddy bears under our Frannie and Friends tab on our website. Definitely the hardest part about creating your own cuddly is choosing which furry pal you want to start with!

Once you decide on your new best friend, it's time to bring your furry pal to life. Let's dive into Frannie's world and discover how you can create your very own one-of-a-kind stuffed animal companions!

Building Your Stuffed Animal Friend:

At Frannie and Friends, the process of building your own stuffed animal friend is a delightful and interactive experience. Whether you're a child or an adult, the joy of creating something of your very own is a heartfelt experience. It makes your teddy bear building experience a cherished memory and will bring smiles to your face for years to come. Frannie's stuffed animal workshop is a bucket list activity that I encourage everyone to try at least once.

Step 1: Choose Your Stuffed Plush Animal:

Frannie and Friends create a cuddly workshop offers a vast range of options. These include teddy bears, farm animals, sea animals, mystical creatures and, so many more. And we keep adding to this list of loveable plushies.

With such a diverse selection, everyone can find their favorite animal to bring to life. Sometimes, you may not be able to decide which one is your favorite. You might decide to make two!

Step 2: Stuffing and Assembling:

Once you've selected your preferred plushie, it's time to give it life! During the create a cuddly workshop, we will guide you through the stuffing process. You will get to choose how soft or firm your new friend will be. With the help of Frannie and her friendly staff, you'll expertly build a bear or other stuffed plushie.

Step 3: Personalization:

What makes Frannie and Friends truly special is the ability to personalize your stuffed animal friend. Your plush pal comes to life by adding a voice box, scent or even a beating heart. You could record a personal message or a favorite song.

You can truly make your creation unique and reflect your personality or the person you're creating it for.

Step 4: Dressing and Accessories:

To complete the experience, Frannie and Friends offer a wide range of clothing and accessories for your new companion. Choose a stylish outfit with rainbow sparkle shoes or maybe a cowboy hat paired with farmer bib overalls. Do you enjoy racing, then how about a racecar outfit for your new best friend?

Teddy Bear in Train Conductor Outfit for stuffed animals

Want to be a train engineer? How about a train conductor outfit? Graduating? We have a super smart teddy bear graduation outfit

Love super heros? We have some fun costumes for creating "Super Teddy" or "Super Cow". We've had some very creative friends come up with some pretty great costumes for their stuffies!  

You can dress your new best friend in a way that matches their character and style. Just like barbies, you can change outfits regularly. Check them out all the variety of outfits on our Frannie And Friends Clothing and Accessories section.

These extra touches add an additional layer of creativity and personalization to your stuffed animal. 

Black Teddy Bear with Princess Outfit and Tierra

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is Frannie and Friends suitable for all ages?

A: Absolutely! Frannie and Friends welcomes everyone, from young children to adults. Our aim is to make this encounter captivating for individuals of any age. Our goal is to establish an encounter that will entice you to repeat it multiple times.

Q: How long does the building process take?

A: On average, the building process takes about 30 minutes. However, the duration may vary depending on how much you customize and personalize you new plush pal or teddy bear.

Q: Are there any age restrictions for participating in Frannie and Friends?

A: There are no age restrictions at Frannie and Friends workshops. We recommend that children under 13 years of age be accompanied by an adult for supervision and assistance.

Q: Can I bring my own accessories for the stuffed animal?

A: Yes, you are welcome to bring your own special items to personalize your furry friend. We also offer a wide range of clothing and accessories in our Chivilla Bay store for Frannie and Friends workshops.

Q: Where is the closest Frannie and Friends near me?

A: Our flagship Frannie and Friends store is located within Chivilla Bay and is located in the Uptown Mall in Aberdeen, South Dakota. We are in the process of expanding to other locations.

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of the Frannie and Friends experience varies depending on the chosen stuffed animal and the level of personalization desired. Our 16" stuffed animals typically start at $25, which includes a fabric heart of your choice.

There are additional costs for optional accessories such as heartbeats, sounds, scents, and clothing. You can check out our website for the current costs or stop by our Aberdeen, SD store for specific pricing details.


Frannie and Friends offer an exceptional interactive learning experience for all ages. Allowing you to create and build your very own cuddly plush toy.

With Frannie, the friendly flamingo mascot, leading the way, you'll embark on a creative journey. Lions, tigers, teddy bears, and an extensive array of stuffed animals await your imagination. From personalization to dressing up your new friend, every step of the process is filled with joy and excitement.

When you have completed your new Cuddly Best Friend, you recieve a birth certificate. You also get a Frannie and Friends Cuddly Club punch card for future visits and rewards to the store.

So why wait? Visit Frannie and Friends today and bring your dream stuffed animal companion to life!

Frannie and Friends Create a Cuddly bear or stuffed animal workshop

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