Making Felt Faces | Kids Quiet Time |

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Make this fun quiet time activity for your kids to play with, using just a few basic supplies. It will take you less than 30 mins to put together, but will keep your kids busy for hours and hours!Making FElt Faces Quiet_time_activity
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How to make itTo make the eyes for the faces:  Punch circles out of black and white felt (which has been stiffened, see supplies above) using the Fiskars thick circle punch. These are special punches that have been designed to punch thick materials- don’t try this with your regular punches. Also, make sure that the felt has a paper back to stabilize it before punching. If you place regular craft felt in these thick punches, it will get stuck (I have made this mistake and jammed a punch!). I have found that these Prestiffened felt sheets punch beautifully!   But no worries, if you don’t have this punch, scroll down to the next picture Fiskars_circle_thick_punch_felt   Cut out different shapes for the eyes, some half circles, some ovals and maybe some small squares. I used the Duck Fiskars Non Stick scissors here- because the felt has a sticky back and paper, this scissor makes cutting easy. Felt_Faces_DIY   For the face, I am using inexpensive craft felt sheets. Trace a large circle for the face. Funny_Felt_Faces_Quiet_Time   Using a sharp pair of scissors cut out the felt circles that will make the faces.Cutting_Felt_Faces_tutorial   I have made these Felt faces before, and they tend to fray after multiple uses. To avoid that, I am giving the felt some sturdiness by adhering it onto cardboard from a cereal box using a strong liquid glueFelt_Faces_Glue_make   Press down the felt firmly to adhere and let dry for a few minutes. Felt_Faces_Smitha   Carefully trim around the circle, and now we have our face bases ready. Cut_felt_faces   For the smaller parts of the face, like the nose and ears, I cut out different shapes and adhered them onto the cardboard, and later cut them out similarly. Making_felt_faces   And here below, I have all the pieces cut out- eyes, noses, lips, hair etc. If you guys want a printable that will guide you to cut out these shapes, leave a comment below and I will make that happen 😉 felt_facesall doneOnce you have the pieces cut out and ready- the faces you can make these will make your kids giggle!! Toddler_quiet_time   My daughter has been playing with these all afternoon now. The colors and shapes here are simple and the kids love mixing and matching them to make unique faces of their choice. Felt_faces_for_kidsFelt_potato_head This face below is my favorite though. There is something too cute about those big black eyes.   EAsy_DIY_KIDS_ACTIVITY   FOLLOW ME:  INSTAGRAMTWITTERBLOGLOVINFACEBOOKPINTEREST When you are all done playing, keep the pieces together in a ziploc bag. You can carry this around in your diaper bag or handbag too!Felf_FAce_activity Today I am part of the Kids Crafts from a to z: where you will find crafts for the kids for each alphabet. My craft is F for Felt Faces. kids-craftsfrom-600x503@2x Find more Toddler Activities by following my Pinterest board!    Follow Smitha Katti’s board Toddler Activities on Pinterest.

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4 thoughts on “Making Felt Faces | Kids Quiet Time |

  1. These face are adorable! I love the colors you chose. Did you find the pieces could stay in place with the cardboard there? I am going to make this kind of felt center for my two-year old preschool class, and I wonder if I should use cardboard or not. Thanks for your advice!

    1. I liked the cardboard, because the pieces were stronger and lasted longer for travel. But if this were for a class, you could skip the cardboard!

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