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.
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]
- 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 at Molly Chicken
I made one out of different colors of pink felt. [See mine]
|Hedgehog Softie with a Pocket at Molly Chicken
Even my husband thought this was cute! [See mine]
|Softie Scottie at All Sorts
You can alter the pattern and fabric to make different kinds of doggies.
|Chibi Rabbit (and Kitties!) at My Little Mochi
Very cute rabbit and kitten patterns.
|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?
These are so adorable. I’ve been wanting to try to make something like that for my daughter, but haven’t been able to work up the nerve. I might just try it this time. :-)
They are pretty easy to make. I’m not a great seamstress, so I’m sure people with more experience can do much better. Plus, if they don’t turn out quite as nice as the examples, it just adds more charm and personality!
These are darling! The cute “bluebird of happiness” and snuggly “lovebird” are my favorites. Precious! P.S. (That lovebird would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! A child would be delighted. Or, for your hubby, you could tuck a love note into the heart pouch. Sweet!)