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Adorable Felt Animal DIY Pencil Toppers

Helping to make school work a bit more fun, these cute felt animal DIY pencil toppers are a great back-to-school accessory!

Penguin, frog and owl felt animals pencil toppers

Super Cute DIY Pencil Toppers for Back to School

Although we may not know what back to school will look like this September, one thing is certain, I’m always looking for ways to keep the kids motivated to do their school work. And maybe even more so since starting distance learning several months ago.

Working from home while staying on top of the kids learning has been a challenge to say the least. If these little animal pencil toppers will encourage them to pick up a pencil and write something (…anything) then I would call that a win!

Other Back to School Crafts:

For more fun and useful back to school crafts, check out these easy personalized binders with Cricut; these souped up school supplies; these felt bird bookmarks and these upcycled pencil case using duck tape.

Materials Needed:

Materials needed to make these felt animals pencil toppers including felt fabric, scissors, hot glue gun and printable template.

How to Make Felt DIY Pencil Toppers:

Start by gathering the supplies needed to make the toppers and print off the animal pencil topper pattern on a 8.5×11 sheet of paper.

Cutting the Owl, Frog and Penguin Pattern:

Place the owl / frog / penguin pattern pieces over top of felt sheets in the color of your choosing. 

Using fabric scissors, cut along the solid lines to cut out the pattern pieces.

Cutting the grey felt fabric using the owl paper pattern.

Assembling the Owl Felt Pieces:

Preheat the hot glue gun and carefully glue the smaller felt pieces (the owl belly, eyes and beak) to the largest felt owl piece pressing in place.

Cut out felt fabric shapes.

Apply a bead of glue along the outer edges of the smaller body piece leaving the bottom without glue. Press the prepared owl front piece to the back piece and press in place until the glue sets.

Assembling the Frog Felt Pieces:

Carefully glue the smaller felt pieces (the frog belly and eyes) to the largest felt frog piece pressing in place.

Apply a bead of glue along the outer edges of the smaller body piece leaving the bottom without glue.

Gluing two of the green felt fabric to make a frog.

Press the prepared frog front piece to the back piece and press in place until the glue sets.

Assembling the Penguin Felt Pieces:

Carefully glue the smaller felt pieces (the penguin belly, eyes and beak) to the largest felt penguin piece pressing in place.

Apply a bead of glue along the outer edges of the smaller body piece leaving the bottom without glue.

Gluing two of the black felt fabric pieces to make a penguin.

Press the prepared penguin front piece to the back piece and press in place until the glue sets.

Insert pencil into the felt animal toppers and enjoy! Which one of these felt animal toppers is your favourite?

Writing with a pencil that has a felt fabric penguin topper and next to frog and owl pencil toppers.

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Adorable Felt Animal DIY Pencil Toppers

Jane and Sonja
Helping to make school work a little bit more fun, these cute felt animal DIY pencil toppers are a great back-to-school accessory!
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Felt Sheets charcoal, light gray, white, black, orange, dark green, light green, black, white, white, orange
  • Fabric scissors
  • Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks
  • Printable pencil topper template
  • Pencils

Instructions
 

  • To cut the Owl, Frog and Penguin patterns place the owl / frog / penguin pattern pieces over top of felt sheets in the color of your choosing.
  • Using fabric scissors, cut along the solid lines to cut out the pattern pieces.
  • To assemble all toppers, carefully glue the smaller felt pieces to the largest felt animal piece pressing in place.
  • Apply a bead of glue along the outer edges of the smaller body piece leaving the bottom without glue.
  • Press the prepared front piece to the back piece and press in place until the glue sets.
  • Insert pencil into the felt animal toppers and enjoy!
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