Category: Kid's Arts and Crafts

How to Make No Sew Felt Pillows

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Make these felt pillow in any size or shape for endless options. They are perfect for a doll’s bed!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1-2 hours (depending on size)
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt
Scissors
Poly-fil stuffing

Things to do:
1. Cut two pieces of felt the same size (I used two whole sheets of felt).
2. Cut one inch squares out of each corner (these squares will be smaller or larger depending on the size of your piece of felt).
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3. Cut one inch strips of felt into each edge of the remaining sections. You will be left with two pieces of felt that look like they have fringe. (It is easier to make sure your fringe pieces match if you line up your pieces and cut through both layers at once).
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4. Line up the two pieces of felt, matching the corners, and tie two matching fringe pieces together.
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5. Continue tying matching fringe pieces together all the way around three of the sides.
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6. Stop on the fourth side and stuff the pillow.
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7. Continue tying the fringe pieces until your pillow is completely tied shut.

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DIY Felt Dress Up Headdress

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Create an adorable felt headdress, perfect for dramatic play as well as a fun addition to a costume chest!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30+ Mins
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Pipe cleaner
Ribbon, string or elastic
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Create the base of your headdress using felt. It is not necessary to measure, though helpful in creating a customized fit for the wearer. We used a 6 inch strip of felt for a toddler sized head.
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2. On each end of your base, attach either string, ribbon or elastic to the backside of your headdress using your hot glue. Using elastic works well for creating a one size fits one headdress, and is especially helpful if creating these for party favors. We used 11 inches of string on each side for our toddler sized headdress.
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3. Draw out feathers on your felt. Perfection is not necessary, as feathers aren’t perfect!
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4. Cut notches into each side of your feathers. It is helpful to fold your feather in half and cut your notches into both sides at once.
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5. Hot glue a piece of pipe cleaner in the middle of each feather. Each pipe cleaner piece should be the length of your feather. Note: You can choose to keep your pipe cleaner forward facing when attaching to your base, depending on your preference.
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6. Hot glue your feathers to the backside of our headdress. Press down firmly to assure the feathers hold sturdy to the base.
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7. Embellish! Decorate the base of your headdress to your preference, cutting out and gluing different shapes of felt to give your headdress a little flair!
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How to Make a Felt Fawn Headband

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Create a whimsical look, with this adorable, easy to make fawn inspired headband. Great for children and adults alike!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hr
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Headband
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Faux Flowers (optional)
Pencil/Pen
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut felt strips to cover your headband. The length and amount will depend on the width of your headband, and how tightly you wrap the felt. Tip: For some extra cuteness, use a different colored piece of felt at the bottom tips of your headband.Felt_Fawn_Headband2
2. Attach the end of your first felt strip to the bottom of your headband, and begin wrapping. No more hot glue is required until the end of your strip. Wrap your strips tightly, as to prevent your headband from peeking through. Once you come to the end of your strip, use hot glue to attach. Continue this until your headband is covered. Felt_Fawn_Headband3
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3. Create your ears. The size and shape, are entirely up to you. Draw out your first ear, cut it out, and trace it on to your felt, to create a matching pair. Felt_Fawn_Headband6
4. Once you have your ears cut out, and any additional pieces you wish to add, glued on your ears, attach your ears to your headband using hot glue. You may wish to use a ruler to perfectly position your ears. You can also cup your ears forward to create a more realistic look. (see photo for visual) Felt_Fawn_Headband7
5. Optional: Add flowers. Use sprays of faux florals and hot glue to attach them together and to your headband. Using wire is also an option, but this may be uncomfortable. Be sure and add a small piece of felt to the area in which you glued or wired your flowers, to keep everything comfortable.

Tip: Use a small piece of felt to create “fur”. Pull the felt apart and shape your fur as you see fit. This requires a bit of force and effort.
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DIY Simple Felt Ice Cream Cone Party Hat

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream and ice cream themed parties! Create an adorable, yet simple, ice cream cone party hat for ice cream themed parties, photo shoots or just to add a little sweetness to your life.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 mins
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Large and small pom poms
Elastic
Lightweight Cardboard/Poster board
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Marker
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Make a template for your hat, lightweight cardboard works well for this. Measure down 8 inches on two sides ( this is for a smaller, typical sized party hat, adjust depending on head size ) and then connected those points with a curved line.Using a plate helps create a nice curved line, and keeps it simple. You can create a tab on your template, but this isn’t necessary.
2. Trace the shape onto your sheet of felt.
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3. Cut out the felt. Glue along the straight edge and shape the hat, gluing the edges together.
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4. Use your ruler and marker to create your cone print, using intersecting lines. Felt_Ice_Cream_Cone_Party_Hat4
5. Using hot glue, glue your pom pom balls on to the base of your hat.Felt_Ice_Cream_Cone_Party_Hat5
6. If you so choose, attach elastic to each side of your hat, to create a chin strap.
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Draw Your Own Felt Monster Tutorial

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Design and sew your very own stuffed felt monster in just a few simple steps! This project is easy enough for kids learning to sew.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1-2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Scissors
Stuffing
Thread
Sewing machine

Things to do:
1. Sketch a simple outline for the monster’s body. Have fun! This can be any shape with any number of arms, legs, or random appendages. There is no “right” answer.
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2. Cut two of your monster’s body shape from felt.
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3. Decide on eyes, nose, mouth, and whatever extra embellishments you would like for your monster. I chose to do a mouth and a single eye (made up of two circles). Your steps 4-6 will vary depending on the facial features you choose.
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4. Sew the white eye piece on the monster.
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5. Sew the black inner eye piece overlapping the white eye piece.
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6. Sew the mouth on the monster.
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7. With wrong sides together, sew all the way around the monster, leaving a 1-2 inch gap for stuffing.
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8. Stuff the monster and sew the gap shut.

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Simple No-Sew Felt Playmat Tutorial

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Playmats are awesome and simple DIY toys. They provide hours and hours of entertainment when combined with any small toys.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: one hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a circles and ovals of various sizes in blue, green, and brown (I used one large blue oval, one large brown oval, and several small brown circles).
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2. Glue the blue oval in the top corner of a sheet of green felt.
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3. Glue the larger brown oval in the opposite corner.
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4. Glue some of the smaller circles across the mat in a pathway pattern.
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DIY Space-Themed Felt Activity Board

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Let their imaginations run out of this world wild with this fun DIY felt activity play set! These are great for independent, quiet play or group activities.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1-2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Craft foam (optional)
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut a background piece of felt to the desired size.
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2. Optional – Cut a piece of craft foam the same size as your background felt and hot glue the felt to the back of the craft foam (for stability).
3. Cut the pieces from felt using the template provided.
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4. Glue the corresponding pieces together (center of the sun on the sun, face on the astronaut, window on the spaceship, eyes on the alien).
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Felt Play Dollar Bills Tutorial

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Play money is a crucial part of pretend play! Quickly make your own stash of durable bills with this simple tutorial.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Ruler or other measuring device

Things to do:
1. Cut a rectangle of green felt 2.5 by 4.5 inches.
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2. Cut a circle of white felt about 2 inches in diameter and glue it to the front of the green rectangle.
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3. Cut a number from the green felt (I used a “5” but you can make any denomination you desire) and glue it to the top of the white circle.
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4. Repeat to make as many bills as you would like!
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Pretend Play Felt Popsicles Tutorial

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Summer is coming! Make these cute popsicles to play with or decorate a garland.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Popsicle sticks
Scissors
Stuffing
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut the pieces from felt.
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2. Embellish one of the popsicle pieces.
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3. Glue the popsicle stick in the center of the other popsicle piece.
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4. Apply a layer of glue to the outside edge of the popsicle, leaving the bottom open.
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5. Place the front popsicle piece over the glue and press in place.
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6. Stuff the popsicle and glue the bottom shut.
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DIY Summertime Watermelon Coin Pouch Tutorial

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Sew a cute, summery watermelon coin pouch for storing your loose change.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: one hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Assorted felt colors
Scissors
Thread
Sewing machine
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut the pieces from felt.
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2. Sew the pink inner watermelon piece to one of the green watermelon pieces.
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3. Sew a rectangle in the pink part of the watermelon, about a half inch from the top.
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4. Cut the center of the rectangle from the watermelon.
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5. Place the two watermelon pieces together and sew all the way around the edge.
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