These Adorable DIY Felt Plushies are perfect for sewing beginners and even kids can make them! They also make great gifts for birthdays or any occasion!
I absolutely love things that look pretty and serve a purpose. I know that’s the way with many of us, and that’s exactly why I’m such a big fan of felt projects!
Take these felt plushies for example. They’re as cute as buttons, and they can be refashioned into a variety of things – pocket friends, pencil toppers, magnets, bag charms, key chains and so much more!
If you’re looking for some simple DIY felt plushies for kids, you’ve come to the right place, because here are 20 of the most adorable plushies you’ll find out there! Time to get sewing!
20 Adorable DIY Felt Plushies for Kids
This bunny from Mommy Musings may look complicated, but it actually isn’t! The features of the bunny can be stitched on one face completely, so all you have left is sewing the two parts together.
Get in with the llama craze by making a cute felt llama craft! Go a step further and dress up the llama with tiny multicolored pom poms to make it truly unique!
This Koala felt plushie from Frugal Mom Eh is too cute for words, especially when you look at that little bamboo for him! While the basic technique is the same for this koala, it does require more steps, making this a good project for kids who need more practice.
This felt snowman is a great project for sewing beginners. Let kids stitch around the snowman and stick on the features so it becomes easier for them to complete the project.
This is one of the easiest felt projects that kids can make, and they look pretty good too! Woojr gives instructions in full detail so there’s no confusion. These donuts would be great as pretend play food or as a pin cushion.
Here’s a great idea for a classroom Valentine – a cute smiley little owl! Make this owl with the brightest felt you have, and don’t forget the sparkly sequins!
How cheerful is this cute little cactus? The spines of the cactus give kids good sewing practice trying out a basic stitch. Don’t forget that adorable flower on top! Get instructions from I Heart Crafty Things.
Forget Elf on the Shelf, instead go for an Elf on the tree instead! This little guy will brighten up any place, whether it’s the mantle, the tree or simply your desk.
Maisie Moo uses a pattern to make her felt octopus, but it’s easy enough to draw freehand on paper and then trace onto felt. You can also use googly eyes instead of felt to make it easier for younger kids.
This is the perfect project for dino lovers to learn sewing! Once you have the basic template, then the rest is easy peasy! This dino plushie also makes a great back to school gift.
These ice cream bars from Lia Griffith look so incredibly realistic, it’s hard not to bite into them! With boxy sides, this felt project is a little different from the others and kids will enjoy the challenge.
Few things are cuter than gingerbread men at Christmas, whether they’re cookies or felt ornaments! This little guy is adorable too, and the colorful buttons add to his personality!
Cut Out and Keep shows us how to make a pretty felt Babushka doll with a detailed tutorial. She also suggests scaling the pattern up or down to get a full set – now that would be an awesome project!
Does your kid ask for a kitty cat to play with? We don’t know about a real cat, but for the time being, she can make do with a felt cat she can make herself!
If you’re looking for a handmade gift for someone who has been feeling low, we can’t think of anything more suitable than this felt unicorn from Brighter Sides. Let your kid know that she’s a magical unicorn too!
Once you’ve made the gingerbread man, why not give him an appropriate place to live in? You can use the same brown felt to make the house too, covered with white snow!
Got a mermaid fan at home? She’s going to love making this felt mermaid from Red Ted Art. This is a slightly more complex project but the true mermaid lover will love doing it all by herself!
There’s hardly anyone out there who isn’t sporting something or the other that’s flamingo-related! You don’t need to feel left out either – let the kids make their own flamingos out of pink felt.
If your little one is feeling anxious about moving to a new place or a new school, a little friend would be perfect to accompany her – especially if she makes her herself! These felt kitties are super easy to make and fit perfectly in any pocket.
This felt angel can be made with or without stuffing, which means it can be a feltie or a ‘flattie’! In any case, it’s a beautiful addition to your holiday decorations, and also makes a great stocking stuffer.
Aren’t these just adorable? These projects are perfect for boys and girls, and even Moms and Dads! Encourage kids to turn their DIY felt plushies into different objects, and watch their faces light up on seeing their creations!