I made this tabbed crinkle toy for the little man tonight. It took me about an hour and most of that was spent on making the improv block for the top. I just set my blue and green scrap basket next to my machine and dug out pieces. Then I kept building those pieces together until I had a piece that was larger than 9x9 inches, because that's how much crinkle plastic I had from my cereal box insert.
I cut the improv block down to 9x9 and then attached the crinkle paper to the back of the block with a 1/8 inch seam just so I didn't have to deal with the lose plastic while sewing the layers together.
I pulled out the leftover flannel fabric I had from my nephew's quilt and cut a 9x9 inch square from that as well. I pulled out my bag of ribbon scraps, cut them up, and pinned them in between the layers. Sewed around the outside with a 1/4 seam and left one section in the top open so I could turn it. Then I added one more ribbon to fill in the gap and top stitched the entire outside of the toy.
I think it turned out great and I think the midget is really going to love it.
Edit: I have since washed the toy on hot and it shrunk maybe a tiny bit, but the crinkle paper does not seem to be at all impacted. And then I line dried it. I had to turn it over halfway through because the flannel was still damp especially along the crease where I had hung it over the drying rack.