Shannon Walbran wrote these DIY Kids columns but now works full time as a Spirit Guide interpreter, on the radio and TV, bringing people angelic messages.
Today’s project is for those of us who love teeny-tiny cute things.
Cut a little bear or gingerbread man out of brown felt, and then create a bed for him inside a matchbox. Perfect to carry to school in a pocket.
What You’ll Need:
- A matchbox
- Scrap felt
- Craft glue
- Scissors (sharp)
- A needle and thread (optional)
Cut a white rectangle the size of the bottom of the matchbox. This is the mattress.
Cut a small rectangular piece of colored felt for a pillow (yellow, here) and another larger one for a duvet (pink).
Cut out the shape of a bear or a gingerbread man from brown felt. Make sure it fits inside the matchbox (you might have to trim the legs or arms.
Step 4 (optional):
You can sew on eyes and a mouth. I just did one simple straight white stitch for each eye, as if the doll is sleeping. The mouth is a small series of red stitches.
If you sew, you can cut a small, head-shaped piece of brown felt and glue it onto the back of his head so that your knots don’t show.
Tuck your little doll into bed!
Here you can see him through a magnifying glass. How tiny and sweet!