How to Make NO SEW Toys Tutorials – 15 Creative Ideas

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I am all about inexpensive toys for kids as well as creating customized pretend play accessories! Below you will learn how to make no sew toys tutorials of all types! 

Below you’ll find sensory play toys, puppets, pretend play, gift ideas, home decorations and more!

no sew toys tutorial for kids

Most of my no sew toy tutorials have come over the years out of sheer impulse depending on whatever my kids are interested in at the time!

We’ve done outdoor Bigfoot hunts, celebrated Shark Week, built Minecraft worlds, and other fun engaging activities that have inspired many of these toys.

3D Felt Shapes:
3d felt shapes plush toys for kids

This 3d shapes set for preschool is great tactile learning! You can add in poly-fill pellets or beans to weight them down and use them as beanbags too! Perfect for designing learning games! Get the tutorial and more creative ideas here!

Felt Pretend Play Money:

DIY No Sew Felt Money Toddler Math Play Tutorial

When my kids were toddlers play money was the bane of my existence. The paper dollars were constantly ripped (or eaten) and the coins were too small and could be swallowed. Once I started making my own no sew felt pretend play money I never looked back!

No Sew Shark Blanket:

Make Your Own NO SEW Shark Blanket Tutorial

Shark Week is one of the most exciting weeks in our house and when shark blankets first came out they were so expensive! So I asked my son how he wanted to make this shark blanket and we worked on one together!

Shark Hand Puppet:

No Sew Shark Week Hand Puppet

I found that during Shark Week shark play was with us everywhere we went – even when we were not home! This easy shark hand puppet was a cinch to put together and throw in the car seat every time we left the house!

No Sew Shark Plush Toy:

DIY No Sew Shark Plush Toy Tutorial with Printable Template

My son LOVED his stuffed animals when he was little so I surprised him one day with our homemade shark plush animal! I’ve even included a printable template so that you can cut out your felt pieces exactly how we did!

DIY Minecraft Pillows:

DIY Minecraft Pillows Tutorial NO SEW

No obsession in our house has run as deep as when Minecraft invaded! One Christmas I even let the kids design their own Minecraft Christmas tree! And when they woke up Christmas morning they found these Minecraft pillows under the tree waiting for them! You’ll find tutorials on how to make a Creeper pillow, TNT pillow, and a sheep pillow.

Pretend Play Tea Bags:

NO Sew Felt Tea Bags Kids Pretend Play

I’ve lost count of how many pretend play tea parties we’ve had but we’ve actually made two different types of textured tea bags to play with. This felt tea bag tutorial is my favorite but we’ve also made these tea bags here!

Felt Fall Leaves:

felt fall leaves

My all time favorite felt toys have been these colorful fall leaves! Instead of waiting for wet leaves from the yard to dry or having them dry out and crunch all around the house these felt fall leaves have been perfect for play all year long!

DIY Ornament Advent Calendar:

No Sew Felt Ornament Advent Calendar

I admit, making any type of advent calendar takes a really long time but this felt advent calendar that I made was fun with the kids and re-usable too. Hang it on the tree, from a stick, or pin them to a cork board!

No Sew Finger Puppets:

Not so Spooky Halloween No Sew Felt Finger Puppets Tutorial

SO MANY finger puppet ideas! Finger puppets by far have been the most created no sew toy in our house! They are small and don’t require many materials and SO MUCH FUN for making story time even MORE exciting! We’ve made Halloween finger puppets, Christmas finger puppets, monster finger puppets and more!

Felt PEEPS Bunnies:

NO SEW Easter Bunny Felt Toys Tutorial

From Easter baskets to cat nip toys, these fun PEEPS inspired toys are pocket sized fun for any age!

Sasquatch & Yeti Hand Puppets:

Cryptozoology for Kids NO SEW Bigfoot Sasquatch & Yeti Abominable Snowman Hand Puppets Tutorial

Cryptozoology is a really fun topic that will get you exploring outdoors in a heartbeat. Take these Bigfoot and Yeti puppets with you while you hunt outside!

Even MORE No Sew Craft Ideas:

No Sew Braided T-Shirt Rug
Denim Garden Planter
No Sew Floor Pillow  
Monster Plush 

handmade felt toys on etsy

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