Make these Adorable DIY Handmade Koala Plush Toys


Koalas are cute and cuddly furry friends that are adored by so many, both children and adults alike. Whether you’re looking for a craft project or a meaningful handmade gift for that koala lover in your life, we’ve compiled a collection of the best handcrafted koala plush toys that are sure to put a smile on your face.

Creating your own personalised koala plush toy allows you to choose your own textiles, fabrics, colours and style, and make your own truly beautiful koala creation that you can cherish and enjoy or gift to someone special.

Felt Koala Stuffie

Make your own gorgeous felt koala stuffie with this pattern and detailed instructions from Lia Griffith. All you need to make this adorable koala bear is some wool felt, black beads, embroidery thread and some fiber fill. Make this simple project and you’ll have the sweetest little koala plushie to snuggle for yourself or a handmade gift to give to someone special. Visit Lia Griffith for all you need to create this cute koala stuffed toy and many more beautiful craft ideas.

Crochet Koala Plush Toy

Make the sweetest crochet koala plush toy holding a flower. The list of required materials, pattern, detailed instructions to make the soft and cuddly koala plush, photographs and video tutorials are available for purchase on Ravelry.

Koala Sock Plush

Make your own soft and cuddly koala sock plush toy. Start with some fluffy socks in any colour. Turn one sock inside-out and begin sewing your little koala plushie. Fill with stuffing and sculpt the shape of the koala, sewing up the end to close up and make the little koala’s body. Use the other sock to sew and stuff the koala’s ears. Sew some beads on your koala for eyes and complete your koala plushie with a back nose and rosy cheeks. Maqaroon offers all the instructions to create your own sweet koala sock plushie.

Koala Sock Doll with Love Heart

Make a koala plush holding a love heart to give to someone you love. With this easy craft project, all you need to create this adorable koala plushie is some socks, stuffing, beads, a needle and thread and some scissors and some basic sewing skills. Old Town Creations provides all the instructions to make this gorgeous koala craft project.

Cute Koala Plushie

Sew your own cute koala soft plush toy with some cutting and sewing skills. To begin, turn the sock inside out and mark and cut a curve along the heel. Sew together the curved seam, leaving you with a closed sock. Cut an opening at the toe and turn the sock inside-out. Fill the sock with stuffing and mould the shape to create the koalas head and body, closing off the opening with a running stitch. Now with the other sock, make the koalas ears to attach to its body. Complete your koala plushie by attaching the ears, sewing black felt eyes and a nose onto your plushie and painting some pink cheeks onto your koala. Girl Talk World turn a simple sock into a super cute koala plush with all the instructions in this comprehensive video.

Felt Koala Plush

Create the cutest felt miniature plush koala. All you need to make this adorable project is some grey, black, pastel blue and pastel pink felt, some beads for the little koala eyes, some stuffing, glue and a needle and thread. Miss Tricks Mix Crafts and DIY channel on YouTube offers all the instructions to make your mini furry friend.

Crochet Koala

Crochet your own soft and cuddly koala stuffed animal. You’ll need a ball of chenille yarn, a small piece of fluffy yarn, a 4mm and 5mm crochet hook, stuffing, black cotton yarn and safety eye buttons or your koala’s eyes to make this gorgeous crochet koala. Tommy’s Sheep Crochet and Knitting channel on YouTube shows all the steps to crochet a koala bear.

Koala Felt Keychain Plush

Make your own adorable koala plush keychain with some felt, safety eye buttons, stuffing, keychain, hot glue and a needle and thread. Miss Tricks Mix Crafts and DIY has all the instructions to make your own cute koala plush keychain.

Charlie The Koala Crochet Pattern

Enjoy the creativity of making your own beautiful koala soft toy with an easy crochet pattern and a detailed tutorial with step by step instructions by misispolka that make crocheting this sweet soft toy a breeze.

Charlie The Koala Crochet Pattern by misispolka


The Adventures of Blinky Bill – Watch the Classic Australian Children’s TV Show


The mischievous Blinky Bill is one of the most iconic koala characters in popular culture. The cheeky koala was created by author and illustrator Dorothy Wall with the release of Blinky Bill: The Quaint Little Australian in 1933, followed by Blinky Bill Grows Up, and Blinky Bill and Nutsy.

An animated children’s television series was developed in 1993, starring the classic koala character, titled The Adventures of Blinky Bill. The series was a sequel to the 1992 film Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala that tells the story of Blinky Bill’s childhood with his animal friends in the Australian bush. The Adventures of Blinky Bill presents stories of Blinky Bill and his family and friends – Nutsy the koala, Splodge the kangaroo and Wombo the wombat.

Season 1

Blinky Bill’s Favourite Café

Blinky and his friends try to help a depressed Mr. Gloop by getting Mayor Pelican to rebuild his cafe. But the Dingoes hinder the plan to get a place for “dingoes” instead. With Wombo’s help, Bunyip Day provides a perfect opportunity for Blinky to get the Café opened for this occasion.

Blinky Bill’s Fire Brigade

After the new school is constructed a storm comes and starts fires around the ground. Realizing the danger, Blinky and his friends form a fire brigade. When mishaps occur the fire brigade seems like trouble, but they come to Blinky and Myrtle’s rescue when a bush fire starts.

Blinky Rescues the Budgie

At Ms. Pym’s general store, Blinky and his friends take her pet budgie Cedric thinking he’s in need of freedom. Cedric tries to enjoy his new yet inadequate experience, which causes inconvenience for Greenpatch. Eventually Cedric decides to rejoin Ms. Pym.

Blinky Bill’s Fund Run

On Blinky’s suggestion, Mayor Pelican starts up a Fund Run marathon to raise money for rebuilding a hospital. The Dingoes seize that event for the money. Blinky and his friends train hard for the race and avoid the Dingoes’ cheating, resulting in Marcia as the winner.

Blinky Bill the Teacher

Tired of school, Blinky humiliates Ms. Magpie in front of school Inspector Fox. With Ms. Magpie out, the Inspector gives the teaching position to Blinky. Blinky proves to be a tiresome teacher and the job is harder than he thought. With that, Blinky persuades Ms. Magpie to come back.

Blinky and the Red Car

Blinky and his friends see Mr. Possum’s red car and compete against the Dingoes in a job hunting scheme to earn the money to buy it.

Blinky Breaks the Drought

Blinky helps Mrs. Rabbit grow carrots to cut down her expenses. The Dingoes swipe some carrots from the garden for personal profit, but having failed to get away with it, they dam off Greenpatch’s water supply. Blinky and his friends get Flap to dig up the dam.

Blinky Saves Granny’s Glasses

The Dingoes, while cycling smash Granny Grunty’s glasses. To replace them, Blinky and his friends start a stage performance to raise the money they need. The Dingoes try to steal the show, giving the play a new twist and Blinky successfully gets the necessary money for new glasses.

Blinky Bill’s Ghost Cave

The Rabbit family is homeless and losing their things. Blinky finds a cave, ideal for the rabbits to move into, except something creepy is inside. Blinky and Nutsy find out the Dingoes have been taking the rabbits’ things and scaring them, so Blinky makes his own spook to drive them out.

Blinky Bill’s Zoo

After Ms. Magpie teaches her class about humans and species, a lost little girl named Wendy becomes Blinky and the others’ interest to house her in a zoo of their own. In trying to teach her tricks, Jacko, Splodge, Flap, and even Blinky get injuries. Soon Wendy leaves the bush by a passing helicopter.

Blinky and the Magician

Blinky and his friends meet the magician El Diablo and become his assistants after letting the animals out. El Diablo is actually Danny Dingo keeping Greenpatch out of the way whilst Meatball steals the town’s food. As Blinky and the others disrupt the show, they blow the Dingoes’ scheme.

Detective Blinky

Blinky and Splodge turn detective when all the Mulgar Berries in Greenpatch mysteriously disappear.

Blinky and the Heart of the Tree

Wombo tells Blinky the story of an old tree and a young Koala with a flute against an evil Dingo queen.

Blinky and the Strange Koala

A black and white Koala is being held at a local zoo and Blinky and his friends sneak in to release it. It is actually a Panda from China and is due to be shipped back there. Blinky manages to prevent a serious mix up from happening.

Blinky Bill’s Gold Mine

Blinky makes a claim to mine for gold. Blinky then tricks Danny into buying his faulty mining spot, with Marcia’s mother’s precious necklace.

Blinky and the Film Star

The Dingoes shoot a bank robbing film. The leading star Daisy attracts a lot of attention and makes Blinky, Flap and Splodge lovestruck. Marcia and Nutsy discover the acting is just a cover for an actual robbery. Blinky disguises himself as a girl and thwarts the robbery during the filming.

Blinky Bill’s Treasure Hunt

Wombo tells Blinky about the legend of Captain Moonbeam’s treasure and the gang decide to look for it underground. The Dingoes steal the treasure chest but are less than pleased when the actual treasure is revealed to be old bean cans.

Blinky Bill and ‘Club Pet’

A new tourist resort is built in town before the hospital could be built. However it is attracting Feral Cats who are eating the local wildlife.

Blinky Leads the Gang

An election takes place for gang leader between Blinky and Danny. Danny uses underhanded methods to win and Blinky and his friends are forced to come up with a plan to outwit him.

Blinky Bill Finds Marcia Mouse

Feeling left out, Marcia tries a ‘rebel’ image and ends up in trouble at school for biting and rudeness. When she is grounded, she runs away from home. Blinky and Nutsy formulate a plan to get her to come back.

Blinky and the Monster

Danny Dingo claims to Blinky and his friends that a monster dwells in a lake. Danny gets Meatball to be the monster in a film to deliver evidence to Blinky. However Flap fools the Dingoes with his own monster.

Blinky Saves Twiggy

Blinky and his friends find a lost baby echidna named Twiggy who is trying to find her mother. Blinky and his friends take good care of her while the search for her mother is on.

Mayor Blinky Bill

With many complaints against Mayor Pelican, he decides to lend the job to Blinky. While trying to build a river road, Blinky tries to keep everyone satisfied. The peak of a successful plan to build the road fails altogether and Blinky gives back position of mayor back to Pelican.

Who is Blinky Bill?

A family of koalas come to Greenpatch for two days. Their son Algenon is a lookalike to Blinky but has a different personality. Blinky and Algenon swap their identities for a new experience, causing confusion for their parents and Ms. Magpie.

Blinky Bill’s Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day arrives in Greenpatch and Nutsy is upset because she remembers her mother being killed when the town was destroyed. Shifty finds Nutsy’s long-lost father who is suffering from memory loss.

Blinky Bill’s Wedding Picnic

Blinky’s mother and Nutsy’s father decide to get married and invite the whole town. Shifty broke his leg while practicing dance steps, Blinky builds a wheelchair to help get Shifty to the wedding.

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Build the Cutest Koala Figures with LEGO


Many children love to play with LEGO building blocks and create fun models of what they’ve seen in the world around them. Building with LEGO, you’re only limited by your imagination. If your child has a fondness for the koala, then these adorable LEGO projects to make your own koala toy figures, showcasing the cute and cuddly Australian animal, are perfect to entertain and occupy kids that enjoy building with LEGO bricks.

The adorable Koala BrickHeadz was created by Rebrickable user, Stormythos, to raise awareness of the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires. This cute koala is designed in the same sitting pose used by official animal BrickHeadz sets and is munching on some eucalyptus leaves, built from a total of 115 parts. For the custom building instructions and details for all the parts required for this LEGO koala build, head on over to Rebrickable and show your appreciation to Stormythos for this fabulous koala build in the comments.

Koala BrickHeadz created by Stormythos on Rebrickable

LEGO Koala is a product idea created and submitted by legotruman to LEGO Ideas, featuring one of the cutest animals in the world, the Koala. The model consists of the mother koala clinging to a tree branch, with a baby koala joey snuggling on her back. Both mother koala and joey can be separated from the tree and displayed on their own and. The big koala’s head, arms, hands and feet are movable and you can pose the koala, and place a eucalyptus leaf on its hand to feed it. The baby joey can be taken off the mother koala’s back, and play on its own, and its head and arms are also movable.

LEGO Koala created by legotruman on LEGO Ideas

So far, legotruman’s Koala project has received lots of praise and support from koala and animal lovers with over 10,000 supporters and the project has initiated the official product review stage, whereby the LEGO Review Board, which is composed of designers and product managers will examine the idea to determine if this adorable Koala duo meets the standards for what it takes to be made into an official LEGO product.

Koalas are cute and cuddly Australian animals that make a fun LEGO project for children to build. If you have a LEGO koala build and you would like it featured here, send us the details.


The Best Children’s Story Books to Read with a Koala Plushie


Koalas are not just cute and cuddly animals for children to play with, but can engage and entertain kids too. Role playing koala stuffed toys to tell stories can help to make children’s books like ‘Koala Lou’, ‘Mother Koala knows best and other Australian Animal Stories’ or ‘Baby Koala Rescue’ come to life.

Sharing a story with your child’s soft and cuddly koala plush toy can help child development and improve your child’s reading, communication and vocabulary skills. A much loved koala toy could be the perfect learning companion for children to practice their reading and storytelling skills. And if your child has an interest in koalas or Australian animals, then children’s books that feature a koala theme are the perfect book to entertain them.

We’ve compiled a selection of some our favorite story books for children featuring the cute and cuddly koala. Children can experience story time together with their favourite koala toy and take them along on their imaginative adventures as they turn the pages of these koala theme children’s books.

Nala the Koala

Written by Penguin Random House Australia and illustrated by Penny Min Ferguson

Nala the koala needs a new home, and she needs our help. Nala the koala has lost her home. She searches far and wide, but some places are too sandy, some are too smoky and some are just too scratchy! Where have all the trees gone? A sweet story that gently touches on displacement, finding your home and preserving precious environments. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to WIRES to help protect koalas and other Australian animals in need.

Koalas Eat Gum Leaves

Written by Laura and Philip Bunting

This is the tale of one little koala, who has had quite enough of his eucalyptus diet. And so he goes on the lookout for some tastier tucker. A simple cautionary tale, highlighting the importance of moderation and balance.

Koala Lou

Written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Pamela Lofts

In this beautifully illustrated and fun-filled picture book, a young koala competes for her mother’s heart when a new sibling is on the way–only to discover that families come in all shapes and sizes, and that there is no second place when it comes to love. Perfect for growing families or as a baby shower gift.

When Koala Lou’s mother becomes so busy that she forgets to tell her firstborn how much she loves her, Koala Lou enters the Bush Olympics, intending to win an event and her mother’s love all at one time.

Koala Bare

Written by Jackie French and illustrated by Matt Shanks

For too long koalas have been called bears. But this koala is out to prove to the world that he is bare! And that never, ever, ever can a koala be called a bear… From the internationally renowned author of the bestselling Diary of a Wombat comes a hilariously funny picture book that Jackie French has created with talented new illustrator Matt Shanks.

I Don’t Like Koala

Written by Sean Ferrell and illustrated by Charles Santoso

What’s not to love about a cute, cuddly… creepy toy koala? This is the story of a boy and the stuffed animal he just can’t seem to shake. Adam does not like Koala. Koala is a little creepy. Adam tries explaining this to his parents. He tries putting Koala away—far away. He tries taking Koala on a long, long walk. Nothing works. Will Adam ever be rid of Koala?

Top Koala

Written by Jackie French and illustrated by Matt Shanks

This Koala just has to be on top! I am top of every tree! Top is always best to be. And this koala is determined to be at the very top of everything. From a mast in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race to the Parliament House flagpole in Canberra, this koala travels around Australia and tops it all!

Mother Koala Knows Best and Other Australian Animal Stories

Written by Betty Salthouse and illustrated by Pip Westgate

This charming collection of short animal stories will be greatly enjoyed by any children who love native Australian wildlife. Written with Betty Salthouse’s characteristic gentle humour, its short chapters make it a satisfying read for newly independent readers. It will also be enjoyed by older children (and adults!) who have been moved by the plight of Australian animals affected by the bush fires.

One Keen Koala

Written by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Bruce Whatley

One keen koala and all the animal friends are ready for school! Count along in this beautiful introduction to the fun of school from two of Australia’s favourite award-winning picture book creators.

Never Touch a Koala!

Written by Make Believe Ideas and illustrated by Stuart Lynch

You must never touch a koala… unless it’s in this book! Meet the Australian animals in this new addition to our popular ‘Never Touch… ‘ series. Adults and children alike will love reading the rhyme which warns of the dangers of touching the creatures… and then ignoring the advice! Innovative silicone touches feature on the cover and every spread, creating a truly tactile reading experience.

Never Touch a Koala!

Written by Make Believe Ideas and illustrated by Stuart Lynch

A tragic bush fire sparks a beautiful friendship between a young girl and a baby koala. Ruby is dreading changing schools as her autism makes it hard to befriend other kids. But when her dog finds a baby koala and her family agrees to foster it, Ruby quickly becomes the koala’s best friend. Ruby loves quiet and routine, which makes her a perfect koala carer! A talented artist, she names the koala Pablo – after her favourite artist. Through looking after Pablo, Ruby befriends a neighbouring girl who loves painting as much as she does. Soon Pablo is well enough to move to a koala kindergarten. But is Ruby ready to move to her own new school?

Tippy and Jellybean: The True Story of a Brave Koala who Saved her Baby from a Bushfire

Written by Sophie Cunningham and illustrated by Anil Tortop

Based on a heartwarming true story. Tippy and her baby Jellybean live in a beautiful eucalyptus forest. One day, they wake up and sniff the air. It’s smoky, hot and windy. Kangaroos and wallabies are bounding. Wombats are heading to their burrows. The cockatoos take off in an enormous flock. Tippy can’t hop. Or run. Or fly. So she shelters her baby in the only way she can… This is the uplifting true story of a koala who saved her baby from a bushfire, and the dedicated vets who looked after them until they were healed and ready to go home.