Does your little one have a favorite soft toy? This little bear is currently a favorite with my youngest and so we decided his little scarf wasn't enough to keep him warm this winter - he needed a hat! Full instructions for this no sew, no glue project below!

Start with:

  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors

Create it!

Step 1: Measure the hat wearer's head with a pipe cleaner and bend to mark the place.

Step 2: Cut a smaller portion (half) of pipe cleaner and wrap it around the original pipe cleaner. Continue until the original pipe cleaner is covered with the shorter pieces.

Step 3: Twist the ends of the original pipe cleaner together to form a circle that fits the intended hat wearer's head.

Step 4: Gather all of the smaller pieces together and wrap a small piece of pipe cleaner around the top portion to secure.

If any portions of wire are sticking out, be sure to fold down to keep the hat soft and fuzzy!

Last week we started a fun weekly prompt #ArtTheAlphabet to encourage creativity focusing on a letter each week and art, crafts and activities to go along with it. A roundup of all of the Letter A crafts we shared this week!

A is for Alpaca! Click here for tutorial.

A is for Arctic Small World Play! Click here for tutorial.

A is for Alligator! Click here for tutorial.

A is for Apple! Click here for tutorial.

A is for Adventure! Click here for tutorial.

We will be starting Letter B week tomorrow so be sure to check back for all the Letter B fun!


A is for Alligator! We are having such a fun time sharing art, crafts and activities featuring the Letter A during the kick off week of our #ArtTheAlphabet challenge. 

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Fasteners
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Create it!

Step 1: Fold both sides of two paper plates.

Step 2: Glue the paper plates together at one end, creating a "V" shape.

Step 3: Paint the paper plates and allow to dry.

Step 4: Paint the inside and allow to dry.

Step 5: Create two paper balls for eyes using this tutorial.

Step 6: Glue paper balls to closed end of paper plates.

Step 7: Add black cardstock circles to paper ball eyes.

Step 8: Cut triangles for teeth from paper plates or cardstock and glue to open mouth.

 For more Letter A fun, check out our Adventure Pouch and Apple!

A is for alpaca! Such interesting animals with their wooly hairstyles!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Painbrush
  • Yarn
  • Cardstock
  • Pom Poms
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Create it!Step 1: Cut cardboard into rectangle and paint. Allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut ears and circle for nose and mouth from cardboard. Paint and allow to dry.

Step 3: From cardstock, cut out eyes and glue to the rectangle.

Step 4: Cut a nose and mouth from cardstock and glue to painted circle.

Step 5: Glue eyes and nose to rectangle.

Step 6: Glue yarn to the rectangle, looping across the top.

Step 7: Cut cardstock for inner ears. Glue to ears. Glue ears to the rectangle.

Step 8: Wrap colored yarn  around the bottom portion of the rectangle.

Step 9: Add pom poms to the collar and eyelashes from cardstock. And teeth if you like!