Felt crafts are easy to make with your Cricut Maker. The fabric blade will slice through felt faster than you can hand-cut with beautifully smooth edges. (read about Cricut Maker blades here).
There are a few reasons to use felt for your craft projects.
- it holds up wonderfully, even after hours of play or use
- felt is easy to adhere to other materials. Hot glue or sew. Your choice.
- craft felt is relatively inexpensive
- scraps can be saved and used for smaller projects
- kids LOVE playing with felt
The following list of felt crafts are projects that you can cut out with your Cricut (there are also a BUNCH of ideas in Cricut Access).
Once you have them all cut out, enlist the kiddos to help assemble the pieces. It can be a fun family art project or you can make little felt craft kits that they can use during creative/quiet time.
Felt is a timeless classic. I remember playing with storyboard pieces on an easel when I was in Kindergarten!! And I have always loved the felt play food kits. I’m even tempted to make them for display in my home as an adult!
Use Craft Tutorials with Cricut
These tutorials are meant to be printed out and cut by hand for the most part. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use them with your Cricut.
Save the PDF files as a JPG or PNG and then upload them to Design Space (check out this post on uploading images). Resize as needed and then use your Cricut to do all the hard work for you.
Another way to use these felt tutorial ideas with your Cricut is to get inspiration and then go see if you can find an SVG file that will work with your machine. You can also learn to make your own SVG files with this online course.
Felt for All Ages
It doesn’t matter how old you are, there is a felt craft out there just waiting for you. Kids will love learning to sew on felt pieces.
I’ve even let my 3rd and 4th graders play with the felt box and hot glue. There favorite art projects always involve felt and their creations are amazing.
Don’t be afraid to just give them a box of felt and scraps, maybe some quilt batting and let them have some fun!