With our felt craft patterns you can make great crafts projects with your children.
Originally they were intended as Easter Crafts to make egg cozies. But who says you can't make felt finger puppets? They're an ideal project, not only for Easter, but can be used year around.
Felting is an easy crafting technique, that even toddlers can do. We prefer wool felt over synthetic one, because the material is softer and the colors shine more.
The soft, yet coarse material gives the kids many sensory experiences. And they love to touch it!
Touching, squeezing, cutting out, gluing, tearing into pieces ... there's so much your children can do when making felt projects. And if the result is such a cute egg cozy or finger puppet, they will be even more delighted.
The frogs are more difficult and your kids needs to be preschool or kindergarten age, whereas the jelly bag caps are really easy to make even for pre-kindergarten kids.
What You Need:
1. Make the Felt Craft Patterns:
Put the carbon copy paper between cardboard and the pattern.
Fix with paper clips.
Draw the patterns with a ball point pen.
Cut out the motive.
Alternatively you can cut out directly the printed paper template without first drawing the motive onto the cardboard. But this will make the handling in step 2 more complicated.
2. Making the felt finger puppets
Put the frog pattern onto the woolen felt, draw the outline and cut out. For each frog you need two pieces, one for the front and one for the back.
Cut out dots for cheeks and eyes in a different color and glue onto the front piece. Stitch the mouth with read thread and fasten the ends with knots on the backside. Glue front and back pieces together at the edges.
Cut out the jelly bag caps with the pattern. Cut out felt flowers in different colors and glue on. Glue caps together at the edges. Done!