Craft Ideas For Kids - Easter Egg Cosies
Keep your boiled eggs warm with our cute Easter-inspired felt cosy. It's a great project for encouraging sewing, cutting and embroidery skills.
Our range of wool felt is made from plant-dyed organic wool and available in a range of vibrant colours.
You will need: wool felt, embroidery thread, embroidery needles, wool filling, scissors, tracing paper and a pencil.
1 - Draw a simple pattern, such as a chicken, on tracing paper. See images below which you can print or draw free hand. Draw any shape you like; my son drew a rabbit. Make sure the base is wide enough to fit an egg shape, approximately 9cm in width and height.
2 - Cut out your patterns.
3 - Pin on to felt - we used two different coloured yellow felt for our hen. Then cut out the body twice, the wings twice, the beak twice and the comb once.
4 - Sew the wings on to the body using simple running stitch.
5 - Sew the two halves of the chicken's body together using blanket stitch and stitch the comb between the two parts. See the link below to remind you how to sew a simple blanket stitch.
6 - Finish the bottom also using blanket stitch; make sure you don't sew the two parts together. Fill the head with some wool.
7 - Sew the beads into place as eyes and you are finished.
We really got into making egg cosies and created more shapes after we finished our chicken. The easiest version we made was using a simple mini cosy pattern which was approximately 8.5cm wide at the bottom.
1- Repeat the process of the chicken above but using the simple mini cosy shape on tracing paper and cutting it out twice from felt. Cut out some shapes in felt to decorate. I used a butterfly, but you can cut out flowers, insects, animals, or just random shapes.
2 - Sew/decorate one or both sides of your mini cosy using embroidery thread.
3 - Sew the two pieces together using blanket stitch.
Our finished egg cosy. Below is a photo of a rabbit my son made. You can really make any shape you like.