I bought a yard of pink fabric that we cut into two inch strips. I sewed about half of them together in to a very long strand (a yard was too much). Then Kate got to work sewing them as a casing. We kept all the seams on the outside, with the home of a smooth interior. We cut a very thin elastic to half the length of our
From the top down, we placed our esophagus (a pipe cut to length) and glued it in place. I whip stitched a stomach out of felt, which slid over the end of the esophagus. In the back of the felt, I cut a couple of slits and Nate zip tied it to the cardboard sk-ELLIE-ton. I hand stitched the intestines to the base of the stomach opening. Then we made three slits for zip ties one each side of the cardboard. Kate and I worked the intestines back and forth and caught them up with the zip ties. The plan had been to pull them loosely so we could drop a marble through the esophagus, and work it through the system, but one of the children was a bit over zealous and pulled too hard on the zip tie!
1/2 yard of pink cotton fabric (cut into 2' wide ribbons)