These fun Felt Garden Markers are a perfect spring project for kids. Get them excited for the gardening season with this simple craft!
These cute Felt Garden Markers can be made by your kids in any variety of vegetables! They can mark the seeds you are planting and watch them sprout or to mark seedlings that you are getting ready to transfer outdoors. This set includes common plants such as peas, carrots, eggplant, and tomatoes. You could add in beans, corn, or squash if you wanted to as well.
This craft is good for younger and older kids, too, as a way to pass the time until the warm weather returns again and they can plant their seedlings in the ground!
Felt Garden Markers for Tutorial
- assorted felt sheets
- wide wood craft sticks
- hot glue, glue gun
1. Begin by cutting out the basic shapes that will make up your felt vegetables. Some of the shapes you can include are circles for tomatoes and melons, ovals for eggplants, longer ovals for cucumbers and peas, and triangles for carrots. You can play with an assortment of basic shapes to make the produce you wish to identify. For ours, we used simple shapes (just ovals, circles, and triangles) to make the produce we needed.
2. Once you have cut out your main shapes, cut out the details like stems and foliage. Simple green spikes, leaves, and fringes make for excellent details.
3. You can now start assembling your garden markers. Add some glue to the backs of your foliage and attach them to the main shapes. You will see your vegetables start to come to life.
4. Once each veggie is made, you can add some glue to the back and press it to the top of your wood craft stick. Hold it in place until secure.
Your felt garden markers are now ready to be displayed! Simply press them into the soil near your seeds you wish to identify.