Your children always want expensive toys and not all are suitable for toddlers and are made of easily breakable materials? What do you say when we can offer homemade soft, sturdy and washable toys for your kids? Yes, we are talking about handicrafts with felt! We have prepared very helpful DIY instructions for toys. Do you want to take a look?
Everything about crafting felt
Anyone who has ever made friends with the magic of the felt, really knows the fun of crafting. Felting can fascinate anyone, as this technique is easy and funny! There are also many uses – beautiful accessories, toys, festive decorations, jewelry, etc. You can always rediscover this art! And that’s not all. Felt is easy to cut, sew and not last – budget friendly. Felting can easily turn from ancient craftsmanship into hobby. If you already know the basic technology, you can let your imagination run wild. That’s why we have prepared 3 instructions for you. If you can do it with these instructions, you will really become a professional in felting! But before you start crafting, you need to know a few things about buying felt. The material comes in different varieties. So you do not google the whole day for the matching felt wool, we say directly – the best is the felt wool from sheep. For small details or small toys, you can also use the cost-effective A4 felt pads.
Why exactly toys made of felt?
You know how expensive the toys are. And there is nothing better than making things for your own child! You can only make this unique doll in the picture for 2-3 euros and an hour! It can also be nice time with your child – it can also help with crafting. This material has many more properties, especially when it is used for toys. Felt is a very soft material, brings a pleasant and warm instinct to play and can be washed. With toys made of felt you will avoid the unwanted floor scratches.
Only with this guide you will learn the whole secret of crafting with felt!
A basic instructions for crafting with felt – so many uses and imagination!
The kids love to play in the garden! Unfortunately they have to forget the games outside in the cold winter days and get bored at home. But why? With these toys you will bring the garden and nature home and make your child happy! Make a garden box with plants yourself! That may sound difficult. But if you make all the small pieces, you will understand the whole technique of felting. Look at the instructions!
The required materials:
How to make the garden box:
Let’s start with the plants made of felt
The whole philosophy of felting is to paint or print stencils, cut out felt sheets and sew together. With a sewing machine you can do it better and easier. But there are small details and shapes that are difficult to sew with the machine. We recommend sewing together at the edge, but not at the end, so that you can fill the motif. Perfect for this goal is the buttonhole stitch and for filling – cotton wool. Here is a video tutorial for the buttonhole stitch:
And done! Your child is happy with the new toys!
DIY Instructions: animal mask made of felt without stitching
Do you know that you can tinker with felt without sewing? It is very easy to glue and so makes crafting even easier and funnier! The best thing is to use the iron. It is best to use ironing inserts that you place between the connecting parts and then iron them on. Of course you should not miss cutting out the felt using the templates and filling with cotton in this manual. Scroll down to see more helpful tutorials! Have fun and let it just felt!
Instructions: Baby mobile holder with homemade toys made of felt
Do you need more inspiration? Scroll down to get creative ideas!