This is not a craft you can do with your child. This is a naptime craft or something you can do with a much older child. This Easter felt craft is for the little kids, not with them. This idea was inspired by this bag of candy. Too cute!
I used a piece of orange felt, green felt, green bias tape (you can use yarn or any green string), a hot glue gun, and scissors. I suggest using felt. Originally, I tried this with orange quilter’s cotton and it was way too thin to hot glue. If you want to sew, you can use the cotton, but this is a no-sew version that anyone can do. Literally, anyone.
I folded the orange felt piece and trimmed the outer edge to make a triangle.
I hot glued the open side together to make a cone.
Then I cut the green felt in half, long ways.
Next I glued the green felt piece to the orange cone. I just glued about an inch at a time and rotated my way around the entire edge of the cone.
After that I cut strips into the green section. Be sure not to go all the way down to where it connects with the orange.
I cut some holes (more like diamond shaped snips) into the cloth with scissors and threaded the biased tape through the holes. This way it will be easier to re-thread when your child pulls the string out. Which we all know is going to happen.
Finally, fill your cone with candy, trail mix, craft supplies, or whatever goodies you choose. Tie the string together. Ta-da!
After Easter it can still be used to hold small treasures. You can make your carrot any size you wish. I am seriously considering adding a long green strap to my daughter’s Easter felt craft to make it a carrot bag purse.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. Find more great Easter activities here!