While I’m on a beach roll, why don’t I show you how to make some super cute felt sand dollars? These would be great to go with a book about the beach, to use to share with your child the sand dollar legend, etc. I love when things made can be educational as well
What you will need:
-White Felt (or whatever colors you want really)
-Embroidery thread (I used the color gray)
-Optional: small amount of stuffing
-Sand Dollar Clip Art (I saved this picture and opened it in Word. Then I resized it for three different sizes).
-Writing Utensil to trace with (I used a regular pencil so it wouldn’t show through)
1. Cut out your sand dollar clip art and trace them on felt. You will need two for each sand dollar. I used manicure scissors to cut out the small holes.
2. Embroider five little tear drops on. I just did it free hand, but you could trace them on first. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. No sand dollar in real life is exactly the same or perfect.
3. Place a teeny tiny bit of stuffing on the middle of the back piece for some added dimension. Then place an embroidered piece on top to create a “sandwich”. Sew around the edges.
(You could also skip the stuffing and just glue the two pieces together with glue.)
4. Then I also sewed around the little holes. If there is stuffing showing in the holes, or they don’t exactly match up, just take some scissors and trim all that at the end.
5. Have fun
*Make some of these? Add them to the Flickr Group. Make sure they are sharable if you want a chance for them to be in the spotlight on Happy Together.