Stuffed Felt Alphabet Letters (Sewing Tutorial)

These stuffed felt letters are our absolute favorite homemade toy (both kids learned to spell their names using them). These felt letters make a great homemade gift for a birthday or for Christmas and are a wonderful addition to a preschool classroom too! Here’s how to make your own set of felt stuffed letters perfect for practicing […]

Christmas Activities for Kids: Button Christmas Tree

This button Christmas tree has become one of my favorite Christmas activities for kids! It provides a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills and encourages creativity and independence as well. This felt Christmas tree is super easy to make, and can even second as Christmas decor when it’s not being used! Follow our Christmas for Kids and […]

Paper Helicopter Pinwheel with Free Template

Explore science though play with this paper helicopter pinwheel– a fun STEM activity for kids perfect for summer. There’s even a free pinwheel template to help get you started! Follow our STEM and STEAM Activities for Kids Pinterest board!     We put a little twist on the typical pinwheel craft- instead of vertical pinwheels, we made […]

30+ DIY Toys and Resources to Make for Your Classroom

It’s not always practical to make your own resources for your classroom or home, but these DIY toys are definitely worth your time. From an outdoor water wall to a bookshelf dollhouse, these homemade activities are sure to provide your students and kids with learning opportunities and fun all year long! Are you following Buggy and […]

Fine Motor Activities: Decorate the Felt Christmas Trees

One of our simplest fine motor activities is Christmas themed- Decorate the Felt Christmas Trees with Pompoms. This Christmas activity for kids is super easy to set up and a great way to work on fine motor skills while participating in all the holiday fun!   *This post was originally posted on December 3, 2013 and has since been updated. […]

Decorate the Felt Christmas Tree Activity for Kids

In this hands-on holiday activity, children use felt ornaments to decorate and redecorate 3-D Christmas trees. This play activity is perfect for a classroom center or quiet time activity at home and is a great way to practice fine motor skills and encourage imaginative play. (And it makes a great homemade Christmas decoration too!) Follow our […]

17 DIY Felt Crafts for Play and Learning

Here are 17 felt crafts on Buggy and Buddy covering everything from learning to homemade toys! Most of these felt tutorials are no-sew and you’ll find all kinds of ideas for homemade gifts!  (This post contains affiliate links.) Are you following Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest?   If you’ve been following Buggy and Buddy for a […]

Balancing Activities for Kids: Balance the Popsicle Sticks

In this homemade balancing activity, kids try to stack popsicle sticks on a wobbly platform without it tipping over. It’s super easy to make and was an absolute hit with both my kids. Such a fun way to explore physics and perfect for a rainy day! Are you following our Science for Kids Pinterest board?   Lucy and […]