Leo is now really into playing with toys interactively. I thought he would enjoy playing with soft foam blocks. I had foam cut to 4" x 4" cubes and sewed covers. One nice thing about this project is you can use up all your small scraps of fabrics from previous projects. Below is a little how to. So far they are a hit!
Cut the squares 4.5" x 4.5" for a 4" cube.
Sew the 6 squares together in a cross formation with a 1/4" seam allowance. At each corner stop 1/4" from the edge. Then sew the sides and top leaving one edge open.
Turn right side out, stuff the foam block inside and hand stitch closed.