Simple Kid Craft Felt AnimalsThis post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health  posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J

My three year-old and I made a felt animal a few days ago. Since needles are not the best idea at three, we used fabric tape to hold the felt animal (cat) together. The felt toy turned out really nice and all the kids are still playing with it. Once you understand how it’s made, the same  principles can be applied to create a felt dog or a felt duck or a felt frog. If you have an older child, try sewing,instead of using the fabric tape.

You need: Two sheets of felt :one white and one beige or brown, small black pompom for a nose, toy glue-on eyes, scissors, fabric tape, cotton or other stuffing material. Small red felt triangle for a mouth.

Cut two rectangles out of white felt. Arrange the tape on the sides of the rectangles and push their edges together. Iron the sides to glue the cat body. Do not let your small child iron! Stuff the cat with cotton or whatever else you are using, tape its last side and iron to glue together. Cut ears, feet, tail and whiskers. Using tape, attach these details to the cat. Iron all details and attach the eyes. You’re done!

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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2 Responses to Simple Kid Craft: Felt Animals

  1. What a great idea – so simple but such fun

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