Saturday, July 11, 2009

Under the Sea Templates for Felt and Paper Crafting

I designed these as felt board play critters for my girls, but they could easily be created with paper for card making and scrapbooking.

*The templates I created are at the bottom of the post. If you use them to make items that you plan on selling, or if you post the templates on your own blog, please give credit where credit is due!

Materials:

Scissors
Colored felt (or paper)
Smallish buttons for eyes
Glue (I used a glue gun)
Optional: embroidery floss and needle, beads

Sea Turtle:

1. Cut out shapes and gather embroidery floss, scissors and buttons.

2. Glue shell pattern to shell (if you plan on embroidering the edges, only make a small glue dot in the middle, as pulling a needle through hardened glue isn't fun)

3. Sew button eye to white circle

4. Glue head tail, and all flippers to shell.


5. Glue entire turtle to felt (for sturdiness if this is for a child's felt board) and cut out

Crab:

1. Cut out shapes and gather embroidery floss, scissors and buttons.

2. Sew buttons onto whites of the eyes.

3. Glue the feet and pinchers to the body of the crab.

4. Decorative embroidery (if you want)

5. Glue eyes onto crab body.

6. Glue entire crab onto separate piece of felt for sturdiness. Cut out.


Treasure Chest:

1. Cut out shapes from felt/paper and gather beads

2. Glue bottom and top of chest to the base.

3. Assemble the 'hardware' of the chest and glue.

4. Sew bead 'jewels' to randomly cut felt pieces.

5. Glue the jewels and gold to the opening between the top and the bottom of the chest.



Sea Star:

1. Cut out shapes and gather embroidery floss and beads (optional)

2. Embroider top piece of starfish. Add beads to the center.

3. Glue top to the bottom piece.

If you really want it to be sturdy, you can add another bottom layer - good for if it is a kid's felt board toy.

Dolphin:


1. Cut out shapes, gather button and floss.

2. Sew button to white eye circle.

3. Embroider the dolphin's body (optional)

4. Glue eye onto dolphin.

If you really want it to be sturdy, you can add another bottom layer - good for if it is a kid's felt board toy.

Sand Castle:

1. Cut out shapes.

2. Embroider door. Glue onto castle base 1

3. Embroider entire castle. Glue onto castle base 2

Templates

Just click on the images below to see it full size, do a 'print preview' to make sure it fits - you might need to adjust portrait/landscape settings and scale %, depending on image - and then print.


Like this project? Did you made them for your kids or scrapbooks? Please leave a comment and let me know!

Enjoy!

xoxo,

5 comments:

  1. Aww thats such a cute thing to do! Sadly, I don't have the patience to cut out and paste little shapes like that, I end up just buying the box full of foam shapes and letting Eleanore have at it with a pad of construction paper. Someday I hope to be more crafty. This makes me want to go on a treasure hunt somewhere tropical, hehe. Love it!

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  2. Thanks for posting this...with the cut out pattern too! I've been dying to make some felties. They've been doing the whole "seaside" theme on Noggin so Amelia has been all about beach things lately.

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  3. Cute!!!! I'm thinking (since we're a house of all boys here, with the exception of me) that we're going to make a bunch of the crabs!

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  4. Marisa how do you find the time to come up with all these incredibly cute tutorials! this is super cute!!

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