I have sewn this cat many times for gifts. I include washable markers. The child can then decorate it again and again, front and back. Just throw in the washer and dryer and it is ready for a new look!
Color Me Cat is just 2 pieces of muslin, sewn right sides together, turn right sides out and stuff!
It is really that simple. You could use any shape.
I have found that Crayola Washable Markers wash out the best.
For older kids, include a permanent marker and it becomes an autograph cat.
My son had fun doing the sample above.