Making your own felt Easter eggs gift for that someone special is so much fun and will be enjoyed by everyone, especially the very young! It's made using 4 layers of different fabrics/materials that make it sturdy and long lasting!
Playing with this egg fosters the following skills in children - decision making, eye hand coordination, problem solving, experimenting with design, seriation, self esteem, texture learning and encourages lots of talking with mum & dad (or who is with them at the time) about what they are doing.
This toy is made up of two main components:
My daughter and I designed this for her 15 month old daughter who is too young to have chocolates. Also I had all the supplies on hand to complete this project quickly.
The egg can be made up into three different characters
You will need small amounts of the following:
This egg is made using 4 different materials and then sewing them together around the edge:
We begin making the top layer first.
Next prepare the 5mm thick felt.
To make the felt attachments you are going to need the following materials:
Click any of the following images to be taken to the page showing how to make each them:
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