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Tiny Town Made from Felt and Scissors

Jul07

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My favorite crafts have three criteria:

1. Easy to make and easy to clean up.

2. Made from inexpensive supplies that I already have.

3. Have a purpose after it’s made–something useful or fun, but something more than storing it.

This play town is made with felt and scissors, and it provides hours of play long after crafting time is over.

Use scissors to cut felt into rectangles, squares, circles, and triangles. If your child is too small to do the cutting, let her be the director and help you choose the colors.

Once the pieces are cut, she can build her town while you drink your morning coffee in peace.

Don’t skimp on cutting lots of small windows.¬†Those will buy you another ten minutes of your child playing quietly so you can get dressed, go to the bathroom by yourself, and even put on makeup.

Since felt sticks to itself there is no sewing or glue needed for this craft, and the town can be rearranged many times over again.

I keep the small felt pieces in a ziploc bag so they won’t get lost, but it’s easy to replace them and add more.

If you like this, you might also like felt cupcakes.

What do you look for in a kids’ craft project?

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2 Responses to “Tiny Town Made from Felt and Scissors”

  1. SAJ Jul 11 at 3:39 pm Reply Reply

    Super fun! My Grandma used to make these for her sunday school class.

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