The first time I saw the Cricut Maker cut felt, I was in love. Felt has always been one of my favorite mediums to work with when I am crafting with my kids. The edges don’t fray, so you don’t have to worry about finishing them with seams or burning them and it is relatively easy to cut. It comes in just about every color and even comes in patterns and glitter options too! It is the perfect material to start little crafters on.
My biggest problem with felt? It can be hard to get those tiny details that you want sometimes when you are working on kids’ projects. The Cricut Maker has taken care of that completely. With the Rotary Blade and the adaptive tool system, you can cut teeny tiny eyes for finger puppets, teacups for a tea set and make all sorts of decor if you want to get out of the realm of kid crafting. I love to cut all of the pieces for my project on my Maker and then have my kids help me assemble them for an easy and fun crafting afternoon.
Cutting Felt with the Cricut Maker
To cut felt with your Cricut Maker, you will secure a piece of felt to a pink fabric grip mat. I have found that the Brayer is incredibly helpful in making sure that the felt is really secure. You simply roll it over your felt several times to help the mat catch the fibers. After you felt is attached to your mat, you will need to make sure your rotary blade is in your maker. You can cut felt with the deep cut blade, but trust me, switch to your rotary blade! Select the felt option from your material library and then make sure you tell your machine you have switched to the rotary blade, as I believe the default if the deep cut blade for that material. Load the mat, hit the flashing go button and prepare to be impressed!
You will need to do every color of felt as a separate cut, then peel your felt off your mat (don’t clean the mat!) and you are ready to assemble.
Felt Projects with the Cricut Maker
Here are some of my favorite projects that I have created with the Cricut Maker and Felt!
Felt Play Sets!
One of my favorite things I have ever made with felt are these felt playsets. My kids STILL play with them regularly and I have added new elements to the tea sets and cooking set. I love to throw them in my bag for when we get stuck somewhere. They have been a lifesaver. You can find the full instructions for these playsets here.
The first set is a fishing set. I cut a bunch of different colors of fish, attached a paper clip to each one and then created a mini fishing rod!
The second set is this cute little breakfast cooking set! The little pancakes are such a hit!
The last felt set I made was this little tea set. This one is my daughter’s favorite and it gets played with all the time!
Felt Finger Puppets
Another one of my favorite kids crafts to make with felt and my Cricut Maker is finger puppets! These are such a breeze with hot glue and the cut felt! You can find the instructions for the Jungle Finger Puppets Here and Little Red Riding Hood Here.
Felt Photo Booth Props
Having a party? Cut out props for your photo booth with felt! You can theme the cutouts to go along with your party like we did for our Harry Potter Photo Booth here.
It is easy to use felt cutouts to decorate for any holiday or party. We have made banners like this Football one for parties.
We have also made backdrops, like this snowflake one for magical photos.
I also love to decorate for every holiday, using easy DIY banners like this LUCK one.
FELT CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
Felt and the Cricut Maker are also a perfect combination for Christmas decor! I have made ornaments, tree skirts and even costumes for our Elf on the Shelf using felt and the Cricut Maker.
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