This week I am going to share a really easy craft that makes a good gift for a child. When I was little we had Fuzzy Felts. I loved mine! It was a felt background and a collection of felt shapes and you made pictures from them. I think mine was farmyard theme. Anyway I loved it!
I went in search of some for Harper but without success. So I decided to try and make a set and see how it went.
Our craft store had felt in a few awful colours so I looked online and found I could buy large packs of so many colours much cheaper! You can even buy glitter felt!
As Harper is ballet mad I decided on a ballet theme. Not being too artistic I bought a ballet sticker book for my patterns.
I traced the ballerinas and some of the clothes onto paper and used these as my patterns. The book then went into the present cupboard for when she can manage larger stickers.
The sky is the limit here. You can do any theme. Fire trucks, horses, farm yard, zoo.... anything! A book can give you the shapes, a colouring in book... pretty easy as you just want basic shapes.
I wanted a base so I considered a large lid from a shoe box or a tray.... I got a plastic tray for $3 which is sturdy, light and has handles.
I covered this in a larger piece of felt. This bit was from some you can buy by the yard rather than the little squares. EBay once again.
Then I started on the clothes...
We went with subtle and understated outfits haha! And handbags lol
The glitter felt was a hit. I ended up adding a little glitter glue as well.
I just kept on cutting out clothes, bows, tiaras and so on until I had a good collection and endless outfits.
Anyway it was a hit! And I have a ton of felt to make more of these or other crafts. Something like this is a good quiet activity to bring out when a child is not well. Mum always had a stash of things that only came out when we were resting or unwell. These provided hours of entertainment.
I settled on a snap lock bag to keep the pieces in when putting it away.
The little ballerina loves it!
This is at class. Her teachers name is Princess Rose. 😊
Princess Rose is VERY popular.
I hope your week is going well! How are your Christmas gifts coming along?
I am going to Aldi this afternoon and hope to then have all the dried fruit I need for my Christmas cakes. Next week I will get them made! xxx