Button Felt Fish Busy Bag for Toddlers

I just love this Fish Busy Bag we created yesterday! I have been browsing around at all of the toddler busy bags and fine motor activities out there and I had to make one for my little one.

Felt Fish Button Busy Bag My Little Me

Since my daughter was able to speak, she has asked to see the fish when we visit Walmart.  The moment we step inside and head in that direction, she screams, “Feesh! Feesh!”  She loves fish.

So I wanted to make some cute little fish for her to play with.

Felt Fish My Little Me

And then I thought that she would love being able to practice her button skills.  She is always playing with the buttons on her coat, her shirts, other people’s shirt.  So, I made her buttons of her own.

Button Fish Busy Bag tg My Little Me

The best part is that these are very simple to make!

Button Felt Fish Busy Bag

All you need to make this busy bag:

  • Felt in your selection of colors (you can get 2-3 fish per felt sheet) including black and white for eyes
  • 1 inch wide ribbon to coordinate
  • Big buttons a little bigger than the ribbon
  • thread to match the ribbon
  • sewing needle
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • Bag to store your creation
  • Fish Template for cutting your fish from the felt –> Fish Outline Template
Button Felt Fish Busy Bag for Toddlers
 
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Recipe type: Craft
Felt Fish for toddlers to practice their button skills.
Ingredients
  • Felt in your selection of colors (you can get 2-3 fish per felt sheet) including black and white for eyes
  • 1 inch wide ribbon to coordinate
  • Big buttons a little bigger than the ribbon
  • thread to match the ribbon
  • sewing needle
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • Bag to store your creation
  • Fish Template for cutting your fish from the felt
Instructions
  1. Begin by cutting your ribbon to about 18 inches.
  2. Sew the buttons on to the ribbon - How to sew on a button
  3. Cut out the fish template from above and use it to cut out 3-6 fish from your felt.
  4. If you want to cut out the faces for the fish in coordinating colors, lay the felt fish over another color and cut out the shape of the front of the face. Then trim the back side to make the face the shape you want.
  5. Cut out white and black parts of the eyes.
  6. Using your hot glue gun, glue all pieces of the fish together.
  7. Cut a slit in the middle of your fish for the button to go through.

 I love how easy this was to create!

For more Busy Bag Ideas – follow my Pinterest Busy Bag Board!

Follow Jennifer Dickison @ My Little Me’s board Kids – Busy Bags on Pinterest.

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