Our felt weather chart for kids is a fun and interactive at-home activity that can help them work on observation skills and learn more about nature. Not only that but it also makes super cute decor for a kid’s bedroom or playroom!
Because this DIY idea involves a few different crafting techniques, it is a great intermediate project. Along with using a cutting machine for the iron-on details, you will use basic sewing machine skills and hand-sewing skills.
Don’t mist out on all the fun!
With this felt weather chart, your little one can determine the temperature, weather, wind, humidity, and even the phase of the moon at night. The individual pieces stick to the felt banner with a low-profile velcro, which can be stored in the pockets at the bottom for storage until another day. Also, all of the pieces are hand-sewn, making this a project that you can keep for years and pass down.
Note: If you are downloading the SVG files, make sure to check out the PDF pattern for a fun bonus printable for kids!
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- Cutting Machine (Maker optional)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Scissors
- Sewing Machine
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Iron, Ironing Board, and Press Cloth
- Wool Felt — Lia Griffith Night (x2), Dewy, Arctic, Malachite, Rose Quartz, Mustard, Ochre, Dove, Marble, Slate, and White
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Very Dark Straw (3852), Medium Yellow (743), Ultra Very Light Blue (162), Light Antique Blue (932), Very Dark Grey Green (924), Dark Pewter Grey (413), Light Steel Grey (318), Pearl Grey (415), Very Light Shell Pink (224), and Snow White (B5200)
- Iron-On Vinyl — Siser Easyweed Charcoal, Powder Blue, Pink, and White
- All Purpose Sewing Thread — Dark Blue and White
- Cotton Twine
- Wood Dowel — 3/8″ x 18″
- Sew-On Velcro
- Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing — Heat N Bond
How to Make a Felt Weather Chart
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out the felt pieces according to the pattern using scissors or a Cricut Maker.
- One solid, uncut sheet of the felt in “night” will be used as the main body of the weather chart. Position and pin in place the 6 colored wedges that make up the temperature gauge, centered from the sides and 3-¼” down from the top edge of the felt (to the top edge of the temperature gauge, see placement guide in PDF). Whip stitch each wedge onto the background using 1 strand of matching floss for each of the colors of felt.
- The wedges should be sewn right next to each other with no gaps.
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