3 Great Crafts with Felt to Make with Your Children

September 28, 2019
Some pieces of felt and other stationery materials are the only things you need to spend a great time with your children and decorate your house with their creations.

One of the easiest and most enjoyable activities to do at home with your children is making crafts with felt. With felt, you can make different decorations, useful items, and even toys. Thanks to how easy felt is to handle and work with, it’s a great favorite with children, teachers, and parents.

Felt is a type of textile made without weaving, coming in varying lengths. Several layers of wool fiber or animal hair are pressed and joined together using steam and pressure. Making crafts with this type of material is a great and fun alternative for an afternoon involving sewing, glues and a lot of creativity.

3 Crafts with felt for children

We’ve mentioned felt’s characteristics, and so now we’ve got some fun ideas for you to try out with your little ones.

Some birds made with felt.

1. Colored birds

What do you need?

  • 4 sheets of different colored felt
  • 1 sheet of orange felt
  • 1 sheet of white paper
  • Scissors
  • 1 pencil
  • Wadding
  • 1 needle with a blunt tip
  • 1 roll of white yarn

How do you make it?

  • On the white sheet of paper, create an outline of the bird(s) you want to make. Preferably they should be a size that will allow your child’s hand to hold it comfortably.
  • After that, place the template on top of each sheet of felt and trace it with the pencil. Then cut each color twice.
  • On the orange sheet of felt, cut double triangles to make the beaks.
  • Then sew the two sheets of felt in the shape of a bird around the edges with the white yarn and stuff it with the wadding.
  • Finally, add the beak by sewing it on to the stuffed bird.
  • All done! Now it’s time to play with them!

2. Crafts with felt: Owl, cat and bird finger puppets

What do you need?

  • 3 sheets of felt for each animal – you choose the colors
  • 1/2 sheet of orange felt for the beaks
  • 1/2 sheet of white felt for the eyes
  • 1 sheet of paper
  • 1 needle with a blunt tip
  • Thick tip marker
  • Fine tip marker
  • Thread
  • 1 pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

How do you make it?

  • Firstly, draw a simple outline of each animal on the sheet of paper, and, just like in the previous craft, make sure that it’s the ideal size your child’s fingers. Then cut out the outline.
  • After that, trace the outline of the animals onto the felt and cut them out.
  • Then sew the felt figures only on the sides and top. Don’t sew the bottom part because that’s where the child’s finger will go.
  • On the white sheet of felt, mark and cut out circles for the eyes and then draw a circle in the middle with the marker. Place them on the side of the animals’ faces and glue them.
  • Cut some small triangles out of the orange felt and then glue them under the eyes of the owl and the bird.
  • Finally, draw the cat’s whiskers with the fine tip marker.
  • Put your finger inside the puppet and play!
Some materials for making crafts with felt.

3. Felt mask

What do you need?

  • 3 sheets of different colored felt
  • 1.5 feet of thin elastic tape
  • Scissors
  • Cream and black threads
  • Craft glue
  • 1 white sheet of paper
  • 1 pencil

How do you make it?

  • Firstly, draw the outline of the mask on the white sheet and cut it out. The eyes must be cut out with special care and precision.
  • Trace the outline onto one of the sheets of felt with the pencil and then cut it out. With the other sheets of felt, cut out small circles and stars to use as decorations.
  • Then, at the top of the mask, make a small hole to pass a piece of elastic through, and tie a knot in it.
  • Finally, glue the circles and colored stars around the edges of the mask and wherever else you want.
  • Put it on and let your imagination go wild!

When making crafts with felt for children, not only do you have a lovely time full of imagination and creativity, but you also help them develop their fine motor skills. It’s a greatly beneficial craft, without a doubt!