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.
DIY Felt Crafts for Your Cricut
I love cutting wool felt with my Cricut Maker. This was a project that I made for my daughter's new apartment.
She loves succulents but has a tendency to kill houseplants.
Felt succulents were the perfect gift for her.
Easy Unicorn Headband Tutorial
Make this super cute unicorn headband. It will be a huge hit for dress-up, birthday parties, or just because you feel like being a unicorn for the day.
The pattern includes felt flowers that are no-sew and a free printable template for the horn.
These would make great party kits for a tea party or birthday activity.
Gnome Felt Ornament Tutorial
This adorable little gnome can be used for everyday ornaments, dressed up for holidays, or used for storytime puppet shows.
All the materials are listed. There is an easy to follow printable pattern. And this set would also make a great craft kit for quiet time activities.
Owl Pouch for Ear Buds
Whoooo doesn't love owls? And on top of that, a felt craft with a pouch for your earbuds.
Felt Piggy Banks
I'm not sure what it is about piggy banks that grab our attention.
Is it the pig? Is it the coins?
Either way, this super sweet pattern for felt piggy banks is a super fun project. Add some fun embroidery floss for a little pop on the edges and he will be even cuter (if that is possible).
Grab an assorted pack of embroidery floss and larger needles. Let your little ones practice their sewing skills on some craft felt. They will LOVE it.
Felt Quiet Book
These are so much fun to make. You can make them with a monthly theme, as practice for ABC's or shapes.
Children love to be able to explore, move, and touch the things they are looking at. Make an interactive quiet book and they will be entertained for minutes (hours might be too much to ask!).
DIY My Little Pony Felt Craft
If you are a child of the 80's then this craft will bring back memories. It's true that they still make My Little Ponies. I think they are more dear to us 80's kids than any other generation though.
Share the love of these colorful little creatures by designing some felt plushies.
DIY Gnome Halloween Costumes
How adorable are these gnome DIY costumes? I'm almost tempted to make a grown-up version for myself.
Step-by-step photo directions will walk you through the process of designing your own girl and boy gnome costumes.
Fall fun. Halloween costumes. I'm sure your kids will wear them more than once. They are too cute not to!
Double-sided sewing tape will save you some time and stitches. If you don't want to see the thread or you don't like to sew then this is a great no-sew alternative.
Easy Sew Felt Bunny
Sewing can be real fun and there are plenty of things you can teach kids about sewing either with a sewing machine or when hand sewing. This is a great sewing project for beginners.
Larger needles and embroidery floss will help your littles with their dexterity.
Larger needles are easier for little hands and for threading embroidery floss. Teach your kiddos to sew with the right tools and they will love it even more!
Felt Food Tutorial and Patterns
There is just something about play food that makes a person happy. It can be wood, plastic, or felt. It just puts a smile on your face!
Check out these tutorials for some delicious looking felt food tutorials and patterns.
Felt Coffee Sleeve
I love these felt coffee sleeves.
Cardboard ones are great. And I have a tendency to save them for scrapbooks and creative journals.
These super cute felt cozies are just so much better! (and they are reusable so that is an added bonus).
Baby Shark Finger Puppets
These Baby Shark finger puppets are super quick to sew.
They can be sewed with a machine and then handstitched for the details or you could hand-sew the whole finger puppet or even just use glue and some puff paint for the features.
Googly eyes would be really cute on them as well.
Googly eyes for felt crafts, foam crafts, and more.
Felt Stove Play Kitchen
DIY kids play kitchens don’t have to take up a lot of space. Make this flat felt portable DIY kids play kitchen that you can play with anywhere — on the rug, on a coffee table, wherever.
Then just roll it up to store away until the next time that the ‘restaurant’ is open.And it goes great with all those felt food toys that you have too!
Mini Unicorn Softie
Quick and easy softies are a great craft to make with felt.
This fun unicorn can be customized in any color. Making the belly shape into a heart would be cute as well.
Customize and have fun with this DIY tutorial for a felt softie.
Felt Sugar Skull Sachets
These felt sugar skulls can be designed in any color of felt that you have. Bright is better.
And the embellishments are a great way to use up your felt scraps.
Add detail with embroidery floss and some decorative stitching to really make these sachets eye-popping.
Felt Christmas Pillow
This is a great felt project for home decor. You can add a touch of class or a touch of whimsy to your pillows, blankets, or even wall hangings.
Felt Play Food
I told you I am in love with felt play food. Here is another great tutorial for some fun everyday foods that your children will love to help you make.
And then they will play with these for hours. They are great for packing on a road trip. Felt toys take up less space and are not going to hurt if they come flying from the back seat...
DIY Plantable Felt Garden Box
How sweet is this felt garden box?!
I love that your littles can play pretend and practice their gardening skills with these soft and plush toys.
And there is no water needed. No mud. No-fuss.
Customizable Felt Play Car Mat
If your little one isn't into gardening or play food, they might love this felt car mat.
Set up the town while teaching your child about community and then let them drive their toy cars around the streets.
Plush Toast Keychain
This super popular keychain is a great teen craft project. They can customize the toast with their choice of toppings (PB&J anyone).
Add this keychain to the house key or their first set of car keys!
Felt Mailbox Playset
Children love to emulate adults. One way they do that is by playing pretend.
Mail is a big deal. They love to write notes, send notes, and getting real mail is a HUGE deal.
Playing with mail will make them just as happy and this cute mailbox and letter set would make a great play set.
Felt Bow Pattern
Step by step directions with photos will have you making these cute wool felt bows in no time. Make multiple colors to go with different seasons and outfits.
Your little will love these!
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!
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