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.
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!
Apparently I’m not the only felt lover out there. Here are some of my favorite homemade felt toys from other bloggers:
Button Snake from Happy Hooligans
Rainbow Puzzle from Simple.Home.Blessings.
The Quiet Book from It’s a Long Story
Giant Felt Board from Fun at Home with Kids
Felt Weather Board from Twodaloo
Night Sky Felt Play and Math Games from Fantastic Fun & Learning
Felt Toy Truck from Make It & Love It
Portable Small World: Pretend Model Train Set from Play Trains!
Felt Shape Flowers Activity from Fun-A-Day at B-Inspired Mama
DIY Felt Engineer Hats for Stuffed Animals from Play Trains!
Magnetic Watermelon Counting Set from Twodaloo
Easy No-Sew Mail and Play Mailbox from Nothing if Not Intentional
Life-Sized Felt Anatomy Model from Fun at Home with Kids
Polar Bear Play from Sugar Aunts
Play for Baby- Texture Cards from Nothing if Not Intentional
Quiet Books from And Next Comes L
No Sew Dinosaur World Playmat from Fun at Home with Kids
Felt Scoreboard from And Next Comes L
DIY Ice cream Play Set and Color Matching Game from Twodaloo
Felt Car Mat from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
Mix and Match Monsters from And Next Comes L
Bunny No-Sew Felt Playmat from Fun at Home with Kids
Storybook Cottage and Cube- Upcycling Old Board Books from The Craft Train
Planting Felt Flowers: A Counting Game from And Next Comes L
Fashion Bear from Mama Smiles
Felt Toys for the Holidays
DIY Felt Valentine Train from Play Trains!
Felt Board Easter Eggs from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Five Little Pumpkins Finger Puppets from Twodaloo
Make Felt Gingerbread Cookies from Fantastic Fun & Learning
What do you love making with felt? I’m always looking for more ideas!