As we celebrate children today on SMP, we wanted to take a moment to send our thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As parents, we can’t even begin to understand the depth of sadness that is being felt in this town. Our hearts are with all of you.
For the past few weeks we’ve been collaborating with the fabulous peeps at Gilt to debut 5 of our favorite, super duper, crazy easy but hopelessly adorable DIY projects focused solely on the little ones. After all, Christmas is a time for celebration and fun and well, days and days of playtime, crafts and indoor fun. So, to provide a bit of distraction for all of you parents out there, we’ve come up with a handful of sugar-free kid-centric DIY projects that are sure to keep you and the ones you love busy, busy, busy!
Felt in various colors – white, ivory, black, dark brown, brown, tan, burnt orange, pink, red
black embroidery thread
Step 1: Download our animal templates & print out. Cut out the template pieces.
Step 2: Pin the body template to two pieces of felt and cut out. Pin all the other accessory template pieces to a single sheet of felt in the coordinating color, cut out.
Step 3: Sew all the accessory pieces to the front body piece.
Step 4: Use the embroidery thread to sew on a mouth & eyes to the front body piece.
Step 5: Pin the body pieces together.
Step 6: Sew the body pieces together with a seam about 1/4″ away from the edge of the felt.