Build a Felt Cupcake



Kids can build and decorate their own felt cupcakes. Make several and when you’re done, you have all the ingredients for more quiet playtime. It’s so small and portable, I’m going to take these cupcakes with us to keep my four-year-old daughter busy on an international flight this weekend.

The only supplies required are felt and scissors. Don’t sew or glue them together, and they can be put together again in several ways. Download and print this free template for the pieces.

For decorations you can make:

  • white squares for marshmallows
  • small pieces for sprinkles
  • red hearts for cherries
  • brown triangles for chocolate chips

Oh, the cuteness! Felt is by far my favorite crafting material. It’s so friendly for kids and craft-challenged mamas. I think I had as much fun as my daughter when we made these. If your child is too small to use scissors, let them choose which colors they want for the pieces and decorations, and if you’re feeling really bold, get out the glitter and some glue.

About the author
Rachel Meeks is the voice behind the popular blog Small Notebook, a resource for simplifying and organizing your home. (Because it's so much easier to be a parent when you're not surrounded by a ton of stuff.)

Subscribe to posts by Rachel Meeks

9 Responses to “Build a Felt Cupcake”

  1. Sheri Feb 03 at 11:57 pm Reply Reply

    Oh these felt cupcakes are sooo cute! I love felt activities and would like to try this one with my grand daughter. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Astie Feb 04 at 1:27 pm Reply Reply

    I was about halfway through the article when I noticed your picture on the side, Rachel. Small Notebook AND Alphamom? YAY! Also, cupcakes are so freakin’ cute. What a great idea (especially for us non-sewers).

  3. Darcey Feb 06 at 4:37 pm Reply Reply

    Great idea and love the cute cupcake. I’ve included your post on my weekly favorites here:

  4. Michelle Feb 19 at 3:42 am Reply Reply

    Adorable!! I think it is time to go to the craft store and gather some felt for this!

  5. Megan May 08 at 5:24 pm Reply Reply

    Just made this for my kindergarten group! its awesome thanks :)


  1. Good Reads & the Reigning Monarchy - Feb 18

    […] Build a Felt Cupcake (this little craft has garnered significant play time) What are you up to this weekend? […]

  2. Babysteps to Homeschooling: Busy Bags - Growing Up Gabel - Jan 25

    […] Felt Cupcakes  (or here is a paper option) […]

  3. Arts and Craft Movement | Author Shveta Thakrar - Apr 07

    […] you know, I love cupcakes, and my kitchen is decorated with a cupcake theme. So when I found this tutorial for felt cupcakes, I knew I’d have to adapt that to make a garland to hang in my kitchen. And I did! I’m really […]

  4. {DIY} Christmas Gifts for Procrastinators - Kelly Wiggains - Dec 11

    […] sets of quilted fabric letters, baby go-bags, muffin tin crayons, this hot pad/tea towel,and a felt cupcake set. I’m sure I am forgetting other things, but these links should inspire some fun and frugal […]

Follow us on Pinterest