I wanted to share this method, that I use to turn small softie pieces out the right way. I use 2 simple tools. The first tool is an empty pen barrel, thick straw, or in this case the empty barrel of a “crayola twistable”. The second tool is a paintbrush, crochet hook or knitting needle, as long as it is not so pointy that it will make a hole in the fabric.The only constraints are that; a) the pen barrel should be able to fit inside the piece you need to turn, and b) the end of the paintbrush needs to be able to fit inside the end of the pen barrel (it does not need to fit all the way in, just in the end).
1) Put the pen barrel inside the softie pieces that needs to be turned out, which in this case is my Monster Chef Tentacle. Push it right up to the closed end.
Finished. You can see me perform this same trick on an even smaller bunny ear here.
Let me know if you have any questions, and I will endeavor to answer them in the comments.