We had an offer for a girls' "Craft of the Month" club to get the first two projects free. I decided to try it out to at least get the free projects. One of the projects was a fleece pillow. It came with a camo-ish blue fleece square and a solid blue fleece square. I looked at it and thought, "You know, all the kids would like to have a fleece pillow". Thus started my quest for other fleece fabrics in the kids' colors. (I have designated a color for each kid and their stuff is labeled with that color so we can tell whose things are whose.)
The kids each helped sew their pillow and turn it right side out. I opted for pillow forms over stuffing as they would keep their shape better and be more washable.