Felt crafts

20 simple things for kids to make with felt

Wool felt is a great craft material for kids to make and sew things with, because it is so versatile, easy to work with, doesn’t fray and lasts a long time.

This series of kids felt crafts include basic tutorials, back to school projects, activities for developing fine motor skills and imaginative play, softies and accessories.

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Basic tutorials

How to cut felt from Benzie Design – this tutorial gives you some tips on how to cut felt using freezer paper and sharp scissors.

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How to sew a running stitch from Sewing with kids – this tutorial shows you how to sew one of the basic stitches you will need for your felt projects

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Back to school projects

Felt pocket heart keepsake from Cutting tiny bites – for those of you who have little ones starting preschool or school, these sweet little pocket hearts will help them to feel calm and loved, and they are so easy to make!

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Felt pencil toppers from Lia Griffith – give your pencils some character with these simple, cute designs

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Fine motor skills

These projects and activities are great for developing buttoning and fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, colour recognition and patterning.

Pop one or two in your bag for road trips, when you’re out and about, or any time you need to keep your kids occupied with a fun activity.

Felt button chain busy bag from A crafty living

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Felt button snake from Happy hooligans – make your own colourful snake

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Simple felt weaving from Powerful mothering

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Imaginative play

Felt garden busy box from Teach me Mommy – create your own little portable garden with felt grass, flowers and bugs

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Felt farm animal finger puppets from Oh baby! – these are great for pretend play or as a prop for singing “Old McDonald had a farm”

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Felt flower peg dolls from The Imagination Tree – perfect for your fairy garden and/or pretend play

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Felt star play wand from Laughing kids learn – spark your child’s creativity and imagination with this simple handmade wand – it would also make a lovely gift

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Felt donuts from Skip to my lou – this sweet donut has no calories and makes a great addition to your play food collection

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Softies

Felt monster softie from Coloured buttons – part of the Sew a Softie series, this gorgeous little monster is perfect for beginners

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Felt owl softie from Lia Griffith – make your own little owl friend to cuddle – hoot hoot!

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Felt narwhal softie from Chloe me just me – the tutorial to make this cute little whale is by a 9 year old kid You-Tuber who shares kid friendly crafts, as well as toy and book reviews, fashion, fun challenges and vlogs (parent run)

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Accessories

Felt roses from Welcome craft – you can make these in a range of pretty colours

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Felt crayon roll from Sew happily ever after – this is so handy for art activities on the go – just add a scribble pad and you’re all set!

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Felt heart keyrings from Red Ted Art – simple to make, these would also make a cute gift

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Felt bows from Burlap & blue – turn these into pretty hair clips or garlands

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Felt pinwheel hairpins from The idea room – this is a cool summer craft that you can make in a rainbow of bright colours

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Felt ice cream phone cases from Bugs and fishes – keep your phone safe with these cool, summery designs

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Felt tooth fairy pockets from Sometimes homemade – keep the magic of the tooth fairy fun and simple

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You can find heaps more felt craft projects for kids on our Pinterest page here.

Our favourite felt store is Indigo Inspirations – they sell a range of vibrant coloured wool felt sheets and fun felt sewing kits for kids.

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