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Build a Felt Cupcake

By Rachel Meeks

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

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 b...

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.)

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  • Sheri

    February 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    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. 🙂

  • Astie

    February 4, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    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).

  • Darcey

    February 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm

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

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  • Michelle

    February 19, 2011 at 3:42 am

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

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  • Megan

    May 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Just made this for my kindergarten group! its awesome thanks 🙂

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