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Easy Dinosaur Felt toy Tutorial

Dinosaur Felt Toy
My daughter is having her holidays and I am so busy with her so do forgive me if I am not regular in dropping by my dear friends blogs! My daughter is fascinated by dinosaurs and has been after me to make a dinosaur toy for her- Making a fur soft toy is so time consuming so I took an easy way out and made a " No sew" felt dinosaur toy.
Sharing how we made this simple Dinosaur Toy
Materials Required to make a Felt Dinosaur Toy
  • Felt- Use one or 2 colors
  • Filling- I used low weight polyester fiber filling- you can use cotton too if you dont plan to wash it.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil/pen to draw your pattern
  • Glue gun or Good old thread and needle! [I am a lazy bum to get out the needle and thread!]
  • Something for the eyes- felt scrap, googly eyes,paper circle, button ,bead - anything you have or fancy!
Fold your felt and draw your dinosaur on the felt positioning a portion on the folded edge [ to make your life easier when you join them!] Dinosaurs are easy to draw - draw free hand the species your kiddo loves- Brachiosaurus is easy-- more difficult to get the fierce look of a Trex !
Dinosaur Felt toy Tutorial
If you are not comfortable drawing free hand you can  click on the photo below[ it will open in an enlarged version] and trace the outline.
Dinosaur Felt toy Tutorial
You can involve your child in beautifying their dinosaur toy- My daughter is fairly adept at using a scissors and she cut out all the tiny spots for her dinosaur from yellow felt.- It wont be perfect-- But the fun you have with your child is more important! If your kiddo is too young to use a scissors they can help choose colors and plan the design!
Dinosaur Felt toy Tutorial
Fold the 2 halves together and use a glue gun or the good old needle and thread to stitch the borders. Leave a gap near the back to help insert your felt toy filling.
Dinosaur Felt toy Tutorial
I let my daughter help in most of the steps and here you can see her filling up her toy dinosaur.You may use a paint brush or other long thin object to help insert the filling to all the nooks and crannies
Dinosaur Felt toy Tutorial
Our filling is less than perfect and that is why our dino has a flat neck and tail!
Dinosaur Felt toy Tutorial
Close the gap using your glue gun or by stitching. Add your eyes and spots , ribbon or whatever your kiddo likes.
Dinosaur Felt toy Tutorial
I ran over the jagged looking outline using silver glitter glue.
Dinosaur Felt Toy
Felt is a wonderful medium to work with - easy to cut and make!These felt toys make fabulous Xmas tree decorations too!
Sharing a Wooden Dinosaur Skeleton Model- This is a wooden puzzle I had got for my daughter from a local toy shop for Ruppes 35!It was too tough for her to do and I ended up playing with it.[Warning takes at least an hour to do and needs a bit of concentration as its a Made in china with hardly any good instructions!]
It looks pretty realistic and beautiful sitting in our show case. 
Wooden Dinosaur Toy
I hope you enjoyed this " How to". Do leave me your comments.
Linking to Artsy Craftsy




56 comments:

  1. Such a fun idea :) thanks for sharing!

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  2. Awww...this is so cute! Gotta love a pink dinosaur!

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  3. This is so cute and looks easy to make!! Gotta try it out now for my preschooler!!

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  4. Какая прелесть!!!

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  5. thats a very cute dino there....

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  6. lovely pink baby dino .give my wishes and hugs to your little one

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  7. Sonyia this Dinosaur is adorable. Love the glittered edge. Fun project!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  8. lovely dino and easy tutorial. SOnida, i tried felt here in many craft & textile shops but could not get it. Could you tell me what sort of shops deal with felts?

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  9. Mira I got felt at a cheap rate from Spar Mantri mall, Bangalore - but they were out of stock the last time I visited. Itsybitsy at Bangalore has felt in so many colors but its costly there. I dont know what other place you can get it-- The way I work I pick up something when I see it!If I dont get it I do something else!!!

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  10. Тhis is simply amazing!

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  11. So cool... you are amazing.

    xxx Monica

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  12. Very fun little toy project! I love that it's pink! :)Amy

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  13. I think it's great there will your daughter happy!
    Greetings Baukje

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  14. wow!! I'm sure your daughter had awesome time in making her own dino! :)

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  15. Fabulous… Fabulous… What a stunning felt tutorial… Loved this one… :-) Thank you for always linking in!! You totally make my day!!

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  16. Thank You dear friends for the kind and appreciative words
    Kishley yes my daughter was thrilled we made her own dinosaur!!

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  17. There's another link your daughter might enjoy - http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Dino-Head-with-Paper

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  18. Oh Thank You so much Kishley I knew how to make that mouth but didnt think of adapting it into a dinosaur-- shall show it to my kid right away-- Love you dear!

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  19. Sonia... the Dino is so cute!!! Lovely home toy idea!

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  20. hey !!thanks for sharing the tutorial doc !!

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  21. love the pictures of your little girl doing the pieces herself! this is such a cute project, and even better since there's NO sewing involved! I'm right there with you, that is my kind of project!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  22. Hey doc ! Cm over to delhi !! We'll craft together !!

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  23. Romina I did my PG and Senior residency at AIIMS-- still miss the AIIMS campus and Delhi quite a bit!

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  24. I have a Grandson very much into Dinasaurs so thanks for sharing your tutorial to make one. hugs Mrs A.

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  25. This is so cute, what a fun dinosaur.. so cute in pink. .. thanks for your nice comment on my card today xx

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  26. wow its pretty sonia...love that pink color on dinosaur...

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  27. wow ths s soo pretty sonia...love that pink color on dinosaur...

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  28. wow its soo pretty sonia...love that pink color on dinosaur...

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  29. wow its soo pretty sonia...love that pink color on dinosaur...

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  30. what a cute little dinosaur that is. you always come up with such fun ideas

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  31. From Sonia To Sonia
    I remember long time ago when my son and my daughter was child I made different toys with felt... YOu pink dino is very pretty. Thanks for the tuto.
    Greetings from Puerto Rico
    -Sony
    http://sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

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  32. Wow this is really cute.Pink dinaosaur really girly...what have you named her?

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  33. Adorable dinosaur!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  34. Snehal, Kuttu says she is called " Domki"!!

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  35. That is such a fun project..those little fingers are perfect for stuffing those tiny areas...and much more fun than using a pencil. ;) I love the glitter you added...my kind of sparkly dinosaur!

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  36. This is so easy to make :) Looks fabulous!!

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  37. What a fun project and the dinosaur is just so cute. I like the wooden one, too. Bet your daughter is very pleased with both.

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  38. I don't think my comment worked so I'll leave another.
    I think the dinosaur is just adorable and like the wooden one too. Quite sure your daughter loves both.

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  39. that's so awesome...so simple and creative!!!

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  40. Such a fun project doctor.

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  41. Georgous pink dinosaur, it's the pefect colour for your daughter!

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  42. Wonderful dinosaur!!

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  43. Too cute -- Love the yellow dots on the pink dino
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  44. GREAT project idea!I LOVE it,SO CUTE!Have a SUPER day!!:)

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  45. Especially like how you drew the dino free hand & the silver glitter edging. Before my daughter was born I crocheted her several stuffed animals (cow, horse, lamb) and always found stitching them up to be the most difficult part. Have made one of the wooden toys (a castle) and they are not easy to assemble. The one I worked on had pictures to follow by with no word instructions.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  46. Great idea, Dr. Sonia! I will try it with my kids. Thanks.

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  47. The dino is sssssssoooooooooo cccccuuuttttteeeee!

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  48. Lovely creation and looks like your daughter had fun making it also. Great to have quality time with your child.

    Judex

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  49. This is the cutest pink dinosaur I've ever seen! The glittered edges are a perfect touch! What a fun, fabulous project!!

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  50. i like your stuff they are so good dint know it was possible to do as much stuff being a doctor and all...i live in saudi but my folks like in pattom tvm..thanx for dropping into our blog

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  51. Awww, so sweet, makes one wish for a new little one (in my case a granchild:0). very nice!!

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  52. Cute..
    http://www.poornirecipes.blogspot.com

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  53. lovely and easy one to carry along with kids..thanks for sharing such projects Sonia :)

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  54. hi do u have any idea about frm where i can get felt fabric ,hot glue gun ,and studs in delhi pls do reply :)

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  55. hi do u hve any idea from where i can get felt fabric ,hot glue gun and studs ?? plsh reply

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