8 Cute Critter Clutches

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Homemade Animal Shaped Purses
Total Time 1 hour Ages preschooler

This felt pig and her seven friends (see links below) have so much animal magnetism, your child may want to make enough of them to fill a zoo. Click here for the piglet template.

What you'll need

  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Tacky glue
  • Markers
  • Stiff felt

How to make it

  1. Cut two 5 1/2-inch circles from the felt.

  2. Decorate one circle with glued-on felt facial features (eyes, ears, mouth) and marker details. If desired, add a tail, feet, or other features to the second circle.

  3. Cute Critter Clutch - Step 3

    From the stiff felt, cut 2 partial circles as shown below, then cut a hole in each to form handles. Glue the bottom of each handle to the inside of one of the felt circles.

  4. Apply a line of glue along the inside edge of one circle, excluding the part with the handle. Press the circles together, aligning the handles, and let the purse dry overnight.

  5. Cute Critter Clutch - Step 5

    For the Kitty Clutch template, click here.

  6. Bunny Bag

    For the Bunny Bag template, click here.

  7. Cute Critter Clutch - Step 7

    For the Lamb Purse template, click here.

  8. Cute Critter Clutch - Step 8

    For the Doggie Bag template, click here.

  9. Cute Critter Clutch - Step 9

    For the Frog Purse template, click here.

  10. Cute Critter Clutch - Step 10

    For the Turtle Clutch template, click here.

  11. Cute Critter Clutch - Step 11

    For the Panda Purse template, click here.

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