Here is a little felt creature I made with my almost 5 year old.
Of course, this project can be made with items you find around the house. That is the fun part!
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.