Have you recently decluttered your closet/ store room and are left with a pile of clothes that are useless? Don’t worry! We know how to use them!
Fabric crafts for kids are the best way of upcycling the clothes and fabrics you once bought but haven’t used for a long time now.
Here we have curated a list of 30 fun and easy fabric craft ideas for kids. These ideas will spark their creativity and make the best use of those old fabrics. So keep reading!
- Fabric Craft Ideas That Kids Can Play With
- 1. No Sew Sock Dolls
- 2. Colorful Josephine Dolls
- 3. Monster Pencil Toppers
- 4. Monster Stuffies
- 5. Felt Finger Puppets
- 6. Washcloth Animal Puppets
- 7. Tic Tac Toe Pouch
- 8. Felt Flower Bracelet
- 9. Flannel Board
- Fabric Craft Ideas That Are Useful
- 10. Storage box
- 11. No Sew Fleece Blankets
- 12. Bottle and Cup Sleeves
- 13. Waterproof Zipper Pouch
- 14. No-sew Scrunchies
- 15. Cat Neck Pillow
- 16. Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Bag
- 17. Yoda Bag
- 18. Buttoned Fabric Bookmark
- 19. Colourful Felt Coaster
- 20. Bunny Candy Pouches
- 21. No-sew Fleece Scarf
- 22. T-shirt Yarn
- Fabric Craft Ideas For Decoration
- 23. Felt Christmas tree Charms
- 24. Fabric Bowl
- 25. Burlap Angel
- 26. Fabric tassel Garland
- 27. Washcloth Butterflies
- Bonus! Fabric Craft Ideas For The Furry Companions
- 28. Bow Ties
- 29. Rainbow Cloud Toy
- 30. Scrap Fabric Doggy Chew Toy
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Fabric Craft Ideas That Kids Can Play With
1. No Sew Sock Dolls
These easy-peasy sock dolls require no sewing. It is the best way to utilize a sock whose partner is lost!
So grab that lonely sock and follow this step-by-step tutorial by crafts ideas to make these adorable no sew sock dolls!
2. Colorful Josephine Dolls
This fabric craft idea is a great parent-child bonding activity! Check out the Josephine doll template that Abby provided, and you’re all set to guide your little one.
Don’t worry, they may look difficult to make, but Abby’s tutorial will turn it into a cakewalk!
3. Monster Pencil Toppers
These cutest pencil toppers will make sure that your kid is the main attraction of his friend circle!
This craft literally requires less than 4 supplies to make. If your kid isn’t old enough to use needles, you can easily swap that with glue! So, follow Kate’s tutorial and make tons of these adorable monster pencil toppers.
4. Monster Stuffies
Is your kid a Monster Inc. fan? Cause if they are, they’ll love this craft idea!
It’s also a beginner-friendly sewing project, so it will be a great option to introduce your little one to sewing!
And if your kid is a little too young to handle the sewing part, you can always help them out!
Check out Autumn’s tutorial, where she shows how to make not one or two but five different types of monsters!
Warning!!! They all are equally cute, so you might end up with a bestiary of stuffed monsters.
5. Felt Finger Puppets
As kids, we all loved playing with puppets, right? So why not make some for kids?
Actually, you don’t even need to make these for them! These are so easy that your young one can make puppets by themselves.
These puppets are the cutest and are a great way to promote creativity among young children.
If sewing and gluing seem too much, chop off your unused gloves' fingers. And tada! Your puppet body is ready.
6. Washcloth Animal Puppets
If finger puppets are too small for your young puppet master, try these washcloth ones.
They are made up of washcloths, so guess what? They will be the perfect bathtime toy!
Use them to make the bath times more fun, or just use them as regular puppets. The choice is all yours. Check out this step-by-step tutorial to learn how you can make one!
7. Tic Tac Toe Pouch
There’s hardly anyone I know who hasn’t played this game! This game is the perfect time pass for kids or adults!
This portable tic tac-toe pouch makes it even more fun! This is also a great parent-child activity that’ll improve your kid's concentration, logical thinking, and strategy skills!
8. Felt Flower Bracelet
These colorful felt flower bracelets are ideal spring and summertime craft ideas!
It’s a no-sew craft, so you don’t have to be worried about your toddler being around those pointy needles.
So your little one can make a lot of these on their own and gift them to their friends as a friendship band!
9. Flannel Board
This board will be a great addition to your kid's room as a teaching prop. Why buy expensive boards when you can easily make one by yourself?
The flannel board will be the cutest visual teaching prop. Plus, as your kids will be taking part in making this, they’ll be even more eager to use it.
Fabric Craft Ideas That Are Useful
10. Storage box
These tiny felt boxes will be perfect for storing your kid’s precious articles (by which I mean candies and trinkets)!
Making these useful felt boxes will also encourage children to be more organized.
If you can’t find the Eazy Felt they use, use some mod podge on one side of a regular felt to make it hard.
11. No Sew Fleece Blankets
Want a perfectly fuzzy and snuggly craft for those pajama parties or couch naps? Then you’ve found the one.
This fleece blanket requires no sewing, and the tied fringes make it look even fancier! It's also great if your kids want to gift their friends something handmade.
12. Bottle and Cup Sleeves
These cute buttoned bottles and cup sleeves are super useful and easy to make. Wrap these sleeves around your kid’s cups and tumblers to give them that extra touch.
These sleeves will make sure the hands of your little one are safe from getting too cold or hot. You can even add initials to them to make them more personalized.
13. Waterproof Zipper Pouch
This is also a no-sew project. A stapler would work just fine for making this waterproof zipper pouch. This pouch will be a perfect stationary organizer to take to school and flaunt in front of friends.
Check out this tutorial by Scoochmaroo, where she shows how you can make this pouch step-by-step.
14. No-sew Scrunchies
Scrunchies have recently been in trend, but how can you make scrunchies without sewing? Sounds unthinkable, right?
If your kid doesn’t know how to stitch and sew, they can still make these totally functional scrunchies.
Just check out this tutorial, and you will know how.
15. Cat Neck Pillow
If your younger one loves to travel as much as you do, then this craft idea will be perfect for them.
It’ll be a great parent-child activity. And since Lisa has even attached the pattern of making it, it’ll be a no-brainer for you. If your kid is a dog lover, just tweak it a little, and you’ll have a dog pillow.
16. Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Bag
How odd would it look if your kid is all dressed up for Halloween and is carrying a regular bag to collect treats!
But we won’t let that happen! Check out these amazing Halloween treat bag ideas that perfectly match the vibes.
17. Yoda Bag
This craft idea is especially for the Star Wars fam! These adorable Yoda bags will be perfect if your kid wants to carry some tiny bits on their park strolls.
The sewing part might be tricky if they are too young, so you might need to help them out. But they will definitely enjoy the cutting and decorating part!
18. Buttoned Fabric Bookmark
If your little genius is a bookworm, they might need to make a bunch of these.
These easy-to-make bookmarks can even be made from the scrap fabric you have. Or just cut some pieces from the clothes you don’t wear anymore.
If sewing is a no-no, you can always rely on a hot glue gun!
19. Colourful Felt Coaster
This useful craft idea will ensure that your table tops are always spotless. Encouraging your youngster to make these felt coasters will also help them grow good hygiene habits.
So dive into this tutorial to make these colorful felt coasters.
20. Bunny Candy Pouches
I had to add this cutie patootie craft idea to this list! I mean, just look at them!
These bunny candy pouches are a perfect easter craft idea. They’ll make the cutest snack pouch for kids, and since they are made of fabric, they are reusable.
21. No-sew Fleece Scarf
This rainbow fleece scarf made me want to be a kid again! (I might still wear it as a party prop, though).
If you don’t have many colors, you can simply use whatever colored fabric you have. Your little fashionista will have loads of fun making as well as wearing this scarf for sure!
22. T-shirt Yarn
This is by far the easiest craft of this lot! Plus, it is the best way of repurposing all the t-shirts your family members no longer use.
I know we all have those t-shirts we can’t bear to part ways with, so this is the perfect way of keeping them with you forever.
Once you have enough skeins of yarn, you can make a lot of other crafts out of it.
Fabric Craft Ideas For Decoration
23. Felt Christmas tree Charms
Kids love making craft ideas that they can use as decor. And what better than making charms that they can use on the biggest celebration of the year?
This Christmas charm craft is already beginner-friendly, but you can easily swap the sewing part with gluing.
24. Fabric Bowl
Does your little one often enjoy having their friends over for playdates and sleepovers? Then this fabric bowl idea will be the star of their next party.
Instead of giving them paper bowls and plates, give them these. They can use these fabric bowls to serve chips and cookies or any dry snacks.
25. Burlap Angel
Here’s another Christmas decor idea that is super easy to make yet looks super chic.
This craft idea requires minimal materials and takes less than 5 minutes. Gym Craft Laundry has an entire tutorial video on how to make these burlap angels, so don’t forget to check it out.
26. Fabric tassel Garland
Garlands are my favorite decor piece, so I try to keep at least one garland-making idea in my blogs. However, this fabric tassel garland is one of my top favorites. Firstly, it's a cakewalk to make, and secondly, it's perfect for kids of any age.
In fact, I would love to hang this Pinterest-ish garland above my headboard.
27. Washcloth Butterflies
Imagine having these washcloth butterflies in your kid’s bathroom! It’ll instantly brighten up their dull bathrooms.
It will literally take less than a minute to make and is a good decor item for kids' birthday parties, scout crafts, etc.
Bonus! Fabric Craft Ideas For The Furry Companions
If you have a furry member in your house, these are some fabric craft ideas your kid can try, especially for them.
28. Bow Ties
Don’t we all just love dressing up our pets? But it’s not possible at times to invest in their wardrobe.
So, this DIY no-sew bow tie craft will be your best option. Serena will show you how you can make these bows step by step.
29. Rainbow Cloud Toy
If you have a kitty kat, you already know how much they love these fringy toys!
You can easily make this cloud toy from scrap fabric. At the end of the day, the fringes matter, not the color! (Since cats can’t see the full range of colors like humans)
Don’t forget to check out the free sewing pattern that’ll make your job easier.
30. Scrap Fabric Doggy Chew Toy
No matter how big or small your dog is, one thing that remains constant is its love for chewing things! So instead of buying those chemically rubber chew toys, ask your kid to make them this fabric one.
Bonus - it may lower the chances of your doggy destroying your socks and important documents!
Oops! You’ve Reached The End!
Now that you have a trunk full of ideas to try out, which will be your first pick? Make sure to comment below!
Also, if you have other ideas, don’t hesitate to share them in the comments section.
Till then, Happy Crafting!