Here's a fun kangaroo bag craft which kids can make out of felt. It's good sewing practise using simple techniques and they will be proud to show it off!
Who could resist making a cute kangaroo bag like this! Use the pouch to keep things safe.
You will need:
Scrap of black felt
Needle and thread
Our template / pattern (below)
Print and cut out our pattern. Pin the pieces to the brown felt and cut out. Make sure to cut two tails, arms and legs.
With running stitch sew the pouch to the body. Leave the top open. The pouch is on the front of the body.
Measure some yarn/wool as long as you want your handle to be and add 6 inches spare. Cut 6 (if using chunky yarn) or 9 strips of yarn. Gather the pieces of yarn together and knot one end. Plait the yarn. Knot at the end and trim the loose ends. Stitch the ends of the plait to the back of the body at the head end.
Showing yarn stitched to back of head
With fabric glue, stick the two legs to the back of the body at the bottom. Glue the two tail pieces together to make a thicker tail. Stick the tail on top of the legs so the end curls up to the head. See the picture below.
Showing the tail and legs stuck onto the body
Turn the bag over.
Glue the top of the arms to the body so the other ends hang loose over the pouch. Stick on the head. Cut an oval of black felt for the nose. Glue on the nose and eyes. Leave to dry.