Truthfully, I can’t stand sewing.
I don’t think I have the patience for it. Plus, the room always gets so messy- thread tangled up everywhere, pieces of fabrics littered on my floor and hidden needles ready to poke me when I least expect it.
Needless to say, W does not receive
many any hand sewn projects.
Just try to imagine a toddler in that scene.
Yet, as I was scrolling through pinterest the other day, I came across a craft for toddlers pin that I just had to try.
W loves to put things in and out of pockets and containers, so a felt cornucopia would be a great distraction while I prepare for Thanksgiving.
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Crafts for Toddlers: Felt Cornucopia
Here is the pin I came across that sparked my sudden enthusiasm for sewing. Isn’t it cute (The pin originated from Play Create Explore)?
I am always looking for ideas to keep W busy (Here’s another idea to keep your toddler occupied).
I liked that this felt cornucopia was super easy to make and very entertaining for W. It was also a great tool for working on food words and colors.
Quite frankly, even the sewing process was fascinating to W. He loved playing with all of the thread and different colored pieces of felt. I think we may do more sewing projects together after all!
What you’ll need:
- Multiple colors of felt (red, orange, yellow, green, brown, tan, purple)
- sewing needle
- Cornucopia Template
- stuffing (I used stuffing from an old stuffed animal that my dog decapitated)
- sewing machine* (Another reason I can’t stand sewing- the sewing machine. It’s such a pain to take out and wind the bobbin that I decided it would be easier for me to do it by hand).
- Print out the templates. Honestly, I just did it free hand since our printer ran out of ink.
- Cut out templates and use them to trace felt pieces.
- Cut out felt pieces, sew them closed and don’t forget to add a little stuffing before you sew them completely closed.
- Voila! You have yourself an easy craft to occupy your toddler for hours!
Do you like to sew? Let me know if you would try a craft like this in the comment section below!
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I love this craft! I have been thinking about making some felt food for Jane for Christmas, maybe a sandwich kit or something. This is some good inspiration! Thanks!
I already pinned this, I just think it is the most creative adorable idea! My kids would love playing with this!
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This is really cute and he’ll be busy with it while you cook the turkey and trimmings! Great job. (I also hate sewing machines!)
Mary Kay- Thanks! It was really easy and didn’t take me too long. W loved playing with it too!
So cute – I want one! I don’t like sewing either!
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Kristen- Sewing is hard! This craft was not so difficult though. I think I’ll take baby steps with sewing. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
You may not like to sew, but it certainly came out great!
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Emma- Thank you! Just don’t look too closely. haha I figure W doesn’t care if it’s not perfect.
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Love this craft!