A needle and thread- Who knew you could have so much fun!
Arts and crafts can be fun and bring the whole family together. However, it can be difficult to come up with new and exciting ideas every time and cutting and pasting and painting can get tiring. Instead, let’s take a look at some easy needle and thread projects that you can do with your kids. Felt sewing products are so fun and easy!
1. Sew a Felt Tooth Fairy
Sewing with felt is a fantastic way to get kids into sewing and keep it safe. With this project, you will need some different colors of felt, some stuffing, and a needle and thread. If you want extra detail, you, as a parent, can embroider a face on the tooth fairy or add detail to the wings.
2. Felt Heart Necklace
Sewing a felt heart necklace is an easier task than sewing the felt tooth fairy. You only need one color felt – two if you are feeling creative – and cut those out in a heart shape. Then simply sew those together and stuff them. Don’t forget to sew on a loop at the top of the heart so you can put it on a chain around your neck!
3. Felt Owl Toy
This project is more along the lines of the felt tooth fairy than the felt heart necklace. You will need a variety of felt but instead of the bright colors of the tooth fairy, you will need browns, oranges, and tans – the colors of most owls. Once again, you use the same pattern – sew and stuff. You’ll have your own owl in no time!
A handmade brooch is a craft that can be a little more advanced. For this you will need some general supplies – buttons, bows, and other accessories. You will also need a safety pin or a flat back pin to hot glue onto the back so that you can actually wear it.
5. Felt Finger Puppets
You can also easily make a set of finger puppets. All you need is a little bit of felt and a little bit of creativity. Make sure to measure carefully, though, so that your fingers fit inside the puppets. You also won’t need stuffing for this particular project since, as mentioned before, you will be sticking your fingers in them instead of stuffing.
6. Hair Scrunchie
A scrunchie is a surprisingly easy project. All you need to do is to sew a tube of fabric and then turn it inside out (or right-side out in this case). Then you are going to thread elastic through the tube of fabric that is shorter than the tube of fabric and connect the ends.
7. Animal Feet Slippers
This can be done by making slippers or adding to existing ones. Either way, sewing on a cute animal face with fabric is a quick and easy craft that is sure to impress your kids.
8. Animal Bean Bag
Making a bean bag is probably a lot easier to assemble than you think it is. All you need is some fabric, bean bag “beans”, and a needle and thread. Sew a “bag shape” and stuff it with bean bag beans or stuffing. Once you have finished that, you can add an animal face to it.
9. Ghost Felt
Probably the simplest option yet, is a felt ghost buddy. All you need for this – besides a needle and thread! – is some black and white felt and some stuffing. The white is obviously for the ghost’s “body” while the black is for the ghost’s face. Simply sew two sides of a ghost together and stuff it and sew it closed.
10. Felt Purse
Sewing a felt purse is a lot like sewing a felt finger puppet. By that we mean that you won’t need to stuff the inside with stuffing because you will be putting things in there. All you need is some felt for the most basic purse but don’t be afraid to add in buttons, bows, and more to make the felt purse truly unique.
With any of these crafts, you will get a change of pace from your normal arts and crafts projects. In addition, you get some cool results as well.
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