Everyone loves a good craft project, and everyone loves their pet. Why not combine your love of both into a great pet craft?! Even those who can’t or don’t have pets can get in on the fun! These are also a great way to give your child a “pet” to play with until they are old enough to care for a real one.

Blue Bird of Happiness

Bluebird of Happiness

I adapted the chicken from Martha Stewart’s “Felted Stuffed Animals” into a blue bird. Instead of using cable-knit material, I used leftover felt, and added some decorative stitching and beading, as well as some fabric paint. I also left out the wattle and comb pieces. [Martha’s template and tutorial]

Project Estimate:

  • felt scraps, on hand
  • fiberfill or cotton balls, on hand
  • needle and thread
  • beads and fabric paint (optional)

Total:  free and up

More Cute Pet Softies:

Love Bird Love Bird at Molly Chicken

I made one out of different colors of pink felt. [See mine]

Hedgehog Softie with a Pocket Hedgehog Softie with a Pocket at Molly Chicken

Even my husband thought this was cute! [See mine]

Softie Scottie Softie Scottie at All Sorts

You can alter the pattern and fabric to make different kinds of doggies.

Chibbi Rabbit Chibi Rabbit (and Kitties!) at My Little Mochi

Very cute rabbit and kitten patterns.

Stuffed Menswear Bunny Stuffed Menswear Bunny by Martha Stewart

Use scrap suiting material, or cut apart old, worn out suits!

Also see our post on how to make a pillow pet. Do you know of any other great pet softies or crafts?