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?