This felt starfish project only requires four materials: felt, embroidery floss, poly-fill, and small beads.  After gathering your materials, print the PDF template below and cut the starfish shape as a guide for cutting out your felt pieces. Once you have your felt ready, add the beading. Isolate one thread of embroidery floss to sew the beads to your felt. The beads are very tiny so be sure to use a thin needle! You can follow our step-by-step photo tutorial below to give you a visual guide for crafting your felt starfish. Now that the beads are attached to your felt, you can begin to sew the starfish closed with a basic blanket stitch. Stuff the arms with poly-fill as you sew them shut so that you can stuff the starfish evenly. A handy trick is to use a wooden skewer to help you add the poly-fill to each arm.

Crafting Tip: New to crafting felt animal stuffies and want to learn more? Take our mini course, 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie.

Browse all of our felt animal projects and always feel free to write in with project suggestions for us! I’d love to see how you are using your felt starfish, so share your photos with me by tagging your Instagram photos with #MadeWithLia or emailing them to hello@liagriffith.com. Lots of love! ~ Lia