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Smiley Toys
For making these funny lips you will need: Fine black felt-tip pen Thin card Scissors Coloured felt Black embroidery yarn Large darning needle Length of narrow ribbon Needle and thread Nontoxic, flame retardant polyester filling (batting) Squeaker or bell (optional) Steps to follow: Step # 1 Using the template as a guide, draw a lip shape onto a thin card. Cut it...
DIY Toy for Baby
This soft and friendly duck contains a rattle. You will need: Pencil Paper Scissors Plain and patterned cotton fabrics in related shades Pins Needle and thread Non-toxic, flame retardant polyester filing (batting) Corduroy or needle cord fabric Dried peas in a plastic container Oddments of felt Embroidery thread Steps to follow: Step # 1 Make paper patterns for all pieces using the...
DIY Decorative Fish for Kids
You have fun making this decorative fish to hang over a baby’s cot. You will need: Pencil 45 x 33 cm (18 x 13 in) card Scissors Drawing pins (thumb tacks) 60 x 60 cm (24 x 24 in) cotton fabric Wooden frame Wax and wax pot or brain- Marie Paintbrushes Fabric dyes in red, yellow, green and blue ...
A Bright, Fun, Squeeze Play Cube
You will need: Pinking shears 6 assorted fabric squares 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7in) Needle and thread 16 cm (6 ½ in) cotton fringing in two different colors Scissors Non-toxic, flame retardant polyester filing (batting) Steps to follow: Step # 1 Cut the fabric squares with pinking shears. Sew 2 of the squares together trapping a piece of fringing in...
DIY Pretty Pinafore Dress
This pretty pinafore dress fits 1 to 2-year-olds. You will need: Scissors Tape measure 5 m ( ½ yd) of cotton fabric, 115 cm (45 in) wide Needle and thread Iron Pins Tailor’s chalk Steps to follow: Step # 1 First, make the shoulder straps. Cut a 9cm (3 ½ in) strip across the width of the fabric. Cut this into 4...
Decorate the Hats and Gloves with Pom Poms
Pompons can be used to liven up almost anything! You will need: Pencil Something circular to draw round, e.g. spice jar, small glass Stiff card Scissors Oddments of yarn Ruler Large darling needle Steps to follow: Step # 1 Draw around your circular object onto the stiff card. The circle will define the final size of the pompon. Cut out 2 identical circles,...
DIY Striped Bootees
These long, striped bootees will fit babies up to 4 months. You will need: 1 pair 3.5mm (US 4) knitting needles Oddments of double knitting (sport) cotton in red, pink, yellow, orange, turquoise and purple Large darning needle Tension (Gauge) Using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles, 21sts and 30 rows to 10 cm (4in) (st st). Top Using red cotton, cast on 27...
DIY Crafts for Baby
These snug mitts will prevent a young baby from scratching itself. DIY Crafts for Baby You will need: Marker pen Whitepaper Piece of cotton jersey fabric Pinking shears Needle and thread Elastic Scissors 32 cm(12 in) ric-rac braid Steps to follow: Step # 1 Using a template as a guide cut out the mitt shape from a piece of white paper. Draw around...
DIY Soft and Comfortable Padders for Baby
Soft and comfortable, these padders are more comfortable than bootees. You will need: Pencil Whitepaper Tape measure Scissors 5 m ( ½ yd ) of contrasting fabric for the lining Pins Needle and thread Iron Narrow elastic 1 m (40 in) ribbon, 1cm ( 3/8 in) wide Steps to follow: Step # 1 Using the templates, cut out a...
Card and Crepe Paper Party Hats
Making party hats is a great way of getting the party spirit going. These hats are quite easy to make from card and crepe paper and can be decorated with glitters and junk jewelry. Try your hand at making a complete set of party hats for special family meals and celebration. Make queen and king crowns for the grown-ups...

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