Here is a little felt creature I made with my almost 5 year old.

Mixed Media Felt CreatureWith a budget less than $10, Peyton and I headed to JoAnns to pick up felt, yarn, poly-fill and buttons.  You’ll need a darning needle too, so if you don’t have one you may want to pick one up.

Of course, this project can be made with items you find around the house.  That is the fun part!

Instructions:

Peyton wanted a circle, so she drew the pattern on cardstock and cut it out.

I helped her pin it down to the felt and we cut it out.

She picked out the buttons and I sewed them on to one piece of the felt.  I then stitched a little happy smile.

We cut the yarn and made arms and legs out of it by braiding it.  This was a new activity for Peyton.  She found it easier if I sat behind her and helped her keep the pieces of yarn separated.

I then sewed the arms and legs to the inside of the back piece of felt.

I pined the two pieces of felt together and showed Peyton how to stitch the pieces together.  She did about a quarter of it.  It was hard to push the yard through the felt, but she enjoyed putting in the needle.  Again, it was easier if I sat behind her while we did this part.

I finished up the rest of the stitching, leaving a small gap and she filled it with poly-fill, pushing the fill into the circle with a marker.

I closed the gap and we made this little video…

This really is a do-what-ever-you-want kind of project.  Peyton used a marker to put eyelashes on her little creature.  My sister in law made one recently with a zipper mouth.  LOVE that idea!

Please show me the ideas you come up with.

Peace In

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4 Responses to Mixed Media Felt Creatures For Children

  1. Law Momma says:

    What a cute idea!!! I love it. I’m not crafty at all but I might be able to do this. Maybe. Or maybe I’ll just pop upstairs and have you do it for me. :)

  2. Deborah says:

    OMG this video of Peyton is too cute!! Emily watched it with me and so wants to make one too ;)

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