We have a s p e c i a l guest today…!
Hi! I am Stacy from Not JUST A Housewife. I am so excited to be guest posting here at C.R.A.F.T. today!
This time of year traditionally means a lot of travel. We love to visit family for Thanksgiving and Christmas but that means a lot of time is spent in the van. Even though we have TVs for the kids to watch movies, they get bored with that after a while. I always pack books and other things to give them a variety of activities. I made some FELT FACES to add to our stash of travel activities!
Materials: Scissors, card stock paper, pencil, felt
You can get variety packs of felt in different colors for just a few dollars per pack. In other words, this is one CHEAP activity to make
*Draw a basic face shape, eyes, a few different noses, ears, some mouths, eyebrows, accessories like bows and flowers, maybe some glasses. I wait until I have cut out the face shape before I draw the hair. Then they will match up.
*Cut them out and then trace them onto the felt. Cut the felt pieces out and your done!
*I have four boys so I didn’t focus on the girls as much. You could go all out with fun girly things like earrings, girly glasses, more hair options, etc. I made my first set for a friend 7 years ago and made hair that had two pony tails. The sky is the limit!
*I store mine in a gallon sized ziplock baggie. They are great to stick in your purse and have for church, Doctor’s offices, etc.
*I save the pieces I cut out of paper (the “pattern”) and the scraps of felt and put them in a folder in my filing cabinet. That way if we loose an ear or mouth I can quickly make a replacement.
* Make them to look like your family members complete with Grandma and Grandpa. I was going to make some Grandpa hair but I didn’t have any grey felt.