Homemade Toys & Learning Activities from Felt

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I love making simple toys for my own kids or as gifts for others. And one of my favorite materials to use is felt! It seems like the possibilities of what you can do with felt are endless, and the best part is it’s so easy to work with. You can cut it without worrying about fraying ends, you can sew it by hand, or even just glue it. And it comes in tons of colors!

Now I have to admit I’m partial to 100% wool felt (which I always order from Felt on the Fly). Once you’ve worked with pure wool felt, it’s hard to give it up. It just feels so nice and the colors are so vibrant! But any kind of felt will work! 

I used wool felt to make my felt stuffed toy letters which have lasted us years. This project is SO easy. The hardest part for me was really just deciding what colors to use. I loved that I was able to work on these letters whenever I had a bit of spare time. I’d sit down by the kids while they were playing and just starting sewing. It was quite relaxing actually.

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Felt Stuffed Toy Letters

 

And I also had so much fun making our felt story boards and story pieces. This project was especially fun since Lucy was able to help! I love that felt boards incorporate play with learning and literacy too!

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Felt Story Board and Story Pieces

 

Apparently I’m not the only felt lover out there. Here are some of my favorite homemade felt toys from other bloggers:

 

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Button Snake from Happy Hooligans

 

 

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Rainbow Puzzle from Simple.Home.Blessings.

 

 

 quiet book

The Quiet Book from It’s a Long Story

 

 

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Giant Felt Board from Fun at Home with Kids

 

 

weather board

Felt Weather Board from Twodaloo

 

 

night sky

Night Sky Felt Play and Math Games from Fantastic Fun & Learning

 

 

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Felt Toy Truck from Make It & Love It

 

 

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Portable Small World: Pretend Model Train Set from Play Trains! 

 

 

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Felt Shape Flowers Activity from Fun-A-Day at B-Inspired Mama

 

 

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DIY Felt Engineer Hats for Stuffed Animals from Play Trains!

 

 

watermelon

Magnetic Watermelon Counting Set from Twodaloo

 

 

mail

Easy No-Sew Mail and Play Mailbox from Nothing if Not Intentional

 

 

anatomy

Life-Sized Felt Anatomy Model from Fun at Home with Kids

 

 

polar bear

Polar Bear Play from Sugar Aunts 

 

 

texture cards

Play for Baby- Texture Cards from Nothing if Not Intentional 

 

 

 

quiet book pages

Quiet Books from And Next Comes L

 

 

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No Sew Dinosaur World Playmat from Fun at Home with Kids

 

 

scoreboard

Felt Scoreboard from And Next Comes L

 

 

icecream

DIY Ice cream Play Set and Color Matching Game from Twodaloo

 

 

carmat

Felt Car Mat from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife

 

 

monsters

Mix and Match Monsters from And Next Comes L 

 

 

bunny

Bunny No-Sew Felt Playmat from Fun at Home with Kids

 

 

cube

Storybook Cottage and Cube- Upcycling Old Board Books from The Craft Train

 

 

flowers

Planting Felt Flowers: A Counting Game from And Next Comes L

 

 

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Fashion Bear from Mama Smiles 

 

 

Felt Toys for the Holidays 

 

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DIY Felt Valentine Train from Play Trains!

 

 

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Felt Board Easter Eggs from Fireflies and Mud Pies

 

 

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 Five Little Pumpkins Finger Puppets from Twodaloo 

 

 

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Make Felt Gingerbread Cookies from Fantastic Fun & Learning 

 

What do you love making with felt? I’m always looking for more ideas!

 

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Comments

  1. These felt toys are gorgeous! Thanks for including our polar bear play activity! I can’t wait to start exploring these links :)
    Sugar Aunts recently posted…Outdoor Dandelion Messy Water PlayMy Profile

  2. Oooh this is a roundup after my own heart! I have a serious felt addiction- I really need an intervention. Thanks for including our felt projects and I will be pinning this for future felt-spiration ;)
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  3. What a great collection. Thank you for featuring us (multiple times)!

  4. What an awesome round-up! Love the simplicity of the polar bear play set from Sugar Aunts!

    Thanks for featuring my bears in your round-up :)
    maryanne @ mama smiles recently posted…Help Kids Prepare for a Move with a Free Moving Themed PlaysetMy Profile

  5. We love making felt food of all kinds. I made a huge box of it for my kids for Christmas one year and my son loves making felt cookies — they are a great place to start with simple hand stitching. I have a book (Big Little Felt Universe) that has some great projects — they look more complicated than they are — and there are loads of great tutorials online. Ikatbag.com is a good place to start.
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  6. So many great ideas with felt!
    My kids love their felt pizza play set we made — keeps them “cooking” for a long time!

  7. LOVE this felt roundup! :) So many wonderful, affordable, and do-able ideas!
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  8. Wow, these ideas are all genius! Thanks for rounding these up!
    Ann @ My Nearest and Dearest recently posted…The Soap Factory: Summer Sensory Activity and Role PlayMy Profile

  9. What a great round up – thank you! Can’t wait to try some of these, I think we’ll start with Monsters ;) ;)
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  10. Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says:

    Love the ideas! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  11. Great list! I love your felt alphabet and the life sized felt anatomy model! Another idea is to recreate a story with felt pieces. Stories that work well with this idea are those that have a strong sequence so that a child can retell the story using the pieces. I’ve done this a few times with my kids and it’s always a hit game – they want to retell the story over and over again :)
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  12. Wow, what a great collection of activities! Would love it if you shared it on my blog hop: http://teachingmama.org/tender-moments-blog-hop-23/ Thanks!
    Angela @ Teaching Mama recently posted…Making a Homemade Lava LampMy Profile

  13. WOW! What an awesome list of felt ideas. We have a lot of felt here at the Clubhouse, and now I have a long list of what to do with it! Thanks for sharing :) Pinning!
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  14. Wow! I’m impressed and that was very inspiring. I love all letters and alphabet board. You’ve made a ton of cute and educational activities.
    Julie recently posted…Hobbies and Handicrafts – July 12My Profile

    • Thanks! As I was compiling all the projects from other bloggers for the roundup, I just couldn’t get over how much amazing stuff is out there! Definitely motivated me to get my felt out again!

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