Looking for a craft to make with your kids this Easter weekend? How about a no-sew fleece animal blanket! Fleece is a fantastic textile for kids to work with, and these blankets are super easy to make with no sewing involved. Make them for Easter, with a cute rabbit head, or as an every day blanket by choosing a silhouette of your child’s favorite animal.
*The no-sew fleece animal blanket first appeared on the Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores blog as a post I had written for them last week. I am bringing it back home today, just in time for a cute handmade Easter family craft.
No-Sew Fleece Animal Blanket.
- 1 Yard Fleece Fabric
- 1 Yard Alternate Color Fleece Fabric
- Fabric Scissors
- Pen / Marker
- *Rotary Cutter Optional
Step One: Lay out the fleece fabric that you want as your MAIN blanket color. Using a pen or marker, draw out a basic bunny face shape in the very center of your fleece. Keep it simple! I traced around the bottom of a frying pan to help make the circular face shape. Make sure to keep a good sized space in between your ears when drawing.
Step Two: Using your fabric scissors or a rotary cutter, cut out the bunny shape and set aside.
Step Three: Cut small 2” slits all around the empty space bunny shape, about 1” apart.
Step Four: Lay your cut out bunny shape on top of the alternate color fleece.
Step Five: Using a pen or marker, draw around the bunny shape ADDING ON 2” of seam allowance all around.
Step Six: Cut small 2” slits all around your alternate color fleece bunny, about 1” apart.
Step Seven: Place the alternate color bunny directly on top of the empty bunny space of the other main fleece.
Step Eight: Start tying the fleece pieces together in a knot, going from one end of the bunny all the way around. It helps to sometimes tie pieces together at various spots, and work your way in between – such as the top of the ears, the sides of the face, etc. Also, if you find you have more ties on one side, simply use two strips in one knot.
Step Nine: Once completed, gently pull the fleece bunny shape on all sides stretching the fleece fabric and bringing the bunny head shape back to its full size.
Make this no-sew fleece bunny blanket at a kids Easter party, or simply with the family in an afternoon. You can get creative and turn it into other animals as well, including a dog, a bear, or more. You (and your kids!) will love just how easy and fun this no-sew craft is.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…