Crafternoon How-To: Beastie Badges

I had a delightful Family Crafternoon Cabaret Club at The Place, Bedford this weekend!  With kid friendly cabaret from Jay Foreman and Piccolo’s Music Club as our backdrop we decorated bunting triangles and made really cute animal badges so here’s an easy little crafternoon for kids and families!

You will need:

crafternoon beastie badges

  • Felt
  • Badge back
  • Needle and thread
  • Beads
  • Fabric glue

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Step One: Snip

Cut out 2 matching circles of felt to become your base.  One will be your badge front, and one your back.

crafternoon beastie badges

Step Two: Backing

Sew or glue your badge back to one of the felt bases.

crafternoon beastie badges

Step Three: Details

Cut out felt shapes and sew or glue into place to create the details on your badge.  For this ladybird I’ve added a black felt semi circle for the head, black diamonds and triangles for a slightly more exciting take on the spots and using black thread embroidered the line down the centre of the back to define the wings.  I also added two tiny green beads for eyes!

crafternoon beastie badges

crafternoon beastie badges

Step Four: Construct

Time to put this badge together!  Sew or stick the two two bases together and you’re done!

crafternoon beastie badges

And here are a few other beasties you might like to try!

crafternoon beastie badges


Happy Crafternoon!

Photography by Hannah Cox.  Covered under copyright © creativise

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