Craft Activity: How to Make a Felt Craft Set

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This nifty activity will keep them busy while you do it together, then provide them with endless hours of fun while they play with it (calmly) afterwards. Winner!

Whether you are in transit or locked in your home, in a cabin in the woods or in a tree, you can create the most stunning images without picking up a pencil. Let us show you how.

What do you need

  • Felt sheets (multicolor pack)
  • Scissors – paper and fabric
  • Pencil or pen
  • An airtight bag
  • A4 Glitter Foam Sheet

To start your felt art kit, you can use the template provided here. Plus, you have the freedom to create your own shapes that may not already be part of the template. You are unlimited in the shapes you want to create.

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Do you remember doing this when you were a kid? Image: provided.

Activity

Print the models at 100 percent. You can print only the first model, the second, the third or all three together! Cut out the different pieces of the template.

Trace the template pieces onto the felt sheets, using any color combination you want. As an alternative to the template, you can draw your own shapes on the felt sheets.

Cut out the felt shapes with fabric scissors (or really good craft scissors).

Lay an A4 glitter foam sheet on the table in front of you. Decorate the sheet with the cut felt pieces. Build a scene with the available pieces of felt. Create an image based on a memory. Or use your imagination to create a dream landscape. It’s totally up to you.

To keep them safe, store the felt shapes in a zippered bag. We wouldn’t want these parts to accidentally end up in the vacuum cleaner.

Want more cool craft projects? Check out this simple stationery caddy, try your hand at your own dummy fairy house or this beautiful worry doll project.

Felt art games

There are games you can play when making felt art pictures. Here are some ideas for you:

  • Five Minute Race: Compete against another or yourself by creating a felt image within five minutes. It’s a simple activity to fire up the imagination.
  • Photograph each felt creation before separating it. Create a digital library. Share the art of photographed felt. #kidspotfeltartist
  • Using a stop motion app on a tablet, you can create short animations with your felt art images.

Sounds like fun! Image: provided.

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