Boots No-Sew Snuggle Pillow

Boots No-Sew Snuggle Pillow

Dora's lovable sidekick is so cute...don't you just want to squeeze him? Now you can with this cuddly pillow pet! Print and trace the templates to colored felt and glue the pieces together as instructed. Kids will actually look forward to bedtime!

Explore with Dora every day on Nick Jr.Explore with Dora every day on Nick Jr.

Boots No-Sew Snuggle Pillow

Craft Features

Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.
Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.

Developmental Skills

Share & Care with Us
Share & Care skills are part of social-emotional learning and include: building self-esteem, cooperating, empathizing with others, and identifying feelings.
Ages: 2-5

Materials

  • Boots no-sew pillow templates
  • Two sheets blue felt (one for front body and tail, one sheet for back body and tail)
  • Sheet purple felt
  • Sheet red felt
  • Sheet yellow felt
  • Sheet pink felt
  • Sheet white felt
  • Sheet black felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Fabric scissors (adult use only)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
Tip: Craft felt sheets should be 8 1/2 by 11 inches. For a softer pillow, you can use fleece for the body and face.

Directions

  1. Step 1: Getting Ready

    Print out the Boots no-sew pillow template, and then prepare your work area by gathering all the craft items you'll need for making your pillow creation.

  2. Step 2: Cutting Out the Pieces

    A grown-up should cut out the template pieces and use them to cut out the pillow pieces from sheets of felt or fleece. TIPS FOR PARENTS: Either fleece or felt can be used to make these pillows, but felt works best, especially for the face details. Grown-ups should cut out the pieces, while assisting your preschool helper to assemble the face details using the photo for reference.

  3. Step 3: Creating the Face

    Help your child apply the face details to the front pillow panel. A grown-up should apply the glue and place the face pieces on the body panel. Apply light pressure to ensure the pieces stay in place. Fabri-Tac and similar products are quick-drying. For Boots' eye reflections, either draw them with white fabric paint or cut out two tiny circles from white felt.

  4. Step 4: Assembling the Pillow

    Once the face has been glued down, glue the belly piece on, then glue together the arms, legs, and the bottom of Boots' body. Use several beads of glue between the front and back panel edges and press them together until the glue takes (about a minute). Once the bottom of the body has dried, begin stuffing with batting and continue gluing the sides together. Try not to over-stuff the pillow, as this will make it difficult to glue the sides together. Keep gluing and pressing all the edges until the pillow is sealed on all sides.<br><br> Attach the boots and hands to the pillow and stuff each piece, then attach Boots' tail.<br><br> Once the pillow is dry, Boots is ready to explore with your Dora fan.

Tip: We didn't sew this pillow, but if you're handy with a sewing machine or needle and thread, go for it. Your pillow is sure to become a keepsake.
  1. More Dora the Explorer
    1. Dora Candy Cane Cover Craft

      Santa's little helpers can make a sweet sled for Dora and Swiper!

    2. Dora Candy Cane Covers

      Your preschooler can give a special holiday treat to everyone on her list!

    3. Dora Holiday Ornament Craft

      Kids can turn recyclables into beautiful Dora decorations!

    4. Dora Tabletop Christmas Tree

      Turn your table into a winter wonderland with this seasonal centerpiece!

    5. Dora & Diego Tree Ornaments

      Add a little adventure to your tree this year with the help of your kids' favorite exploring pair!

    6. Fall Welcome Door Sign

      Greet visitors with a colorful display featuring your child's Nick Jr. friends

    7. Dora Ice Skating Iron-on Craft

      Make a plain t-shirt or tote spectacular by adding our exclusive Dora decal

    8. Nick Jr. Winter Door Sign

      Make a do-together craft kids can proudly display on their door

    9. Dora Winter Diorama

      A snow day? Hurray! Grab a shoebox and create a scene starring your favorite explorer!

    10. Boots Cozy Slippers

      Create the cutest footwear to warm up little toes!

    11. Boots No-Sew Scarf

      Let's bundle up with Boots and go outside!

    12. Dora Zipper Pulls

      Winter coats come off with ease!

    13. Dora Popcorn Holders

      Explore a new way to snack with Dora!

    14. Dora T-Shirt

      Print and create for your Dora the Explorer fan!

    15. Dora the Explorer Bracelet

      Jelly beans make a sweet and fashionable treat for Dora fans!

    16. Dora Cupcake Wrappers

      Every explorer will love these festive cupcake decorations!

    17. Dora's Flower Bouquet

      This keepsake homemade gift for Mom will last long after the special day is over!

    18. Dora's Cereal Box Soccer Game

      Transform a cereal box into a soccer field!

    19. Dora Soccer T-Shirt

      Print this decal and create a sporty tee for your explorer-to-be!

    20. Dora Soccer Puppet

      Make this simple paper puppet and play soccer with Dora!

    21. Dora's Easter Basket

      Get kids ready for Easter egg hunts by crafting a beautiful basket!

    22. Dora's Cereal Box Maze

      Turn a cereal box into a craft that will aMAZE your kids!

    23. Dora in Wonderland Clock

      Tick, tock, Dora and Boots are inside this clock!

    24. Dora's Mix & Match Craft

      It's paper dolls with a modern twist!

    25. Dora's Backpack Craft

      Turn a cereal box into a cute storage box for kids

    26. Nick Jr. Wind Catcher Craft

      Kids will be blown away by this beautiful outdoor decoration!

    27. Nick Jr. Centerpiece

      Invite your child's favorite Nick Jr. friends to the kids table with this printable craft

    28. Dora Ice Skating Board Game

      The race is on between Dora and the Ice Witch!

    29. Dora Treat Sack Iron-On

      Create your very own trick-or-treat bag with Dora!

    30. Nick Jr. Cornucopia

      Kids can help get ready for the feast by adding color to this printable centerpiece!

    1. More Clothes & Accessories
      1. Wonder Pets No-Sew Scarf

        No sew? No sweat! Save the day with the little ones

      2. Olivia Felt Stocking

        'Tis the season--to add Olivia to the mantel!

      3. Dora Ice Skating Iron-on Craft

        Make a plain t-shirt or tote spectacular by adding our exclusive Dora decal

      4. Diego Zipper Pulls

        Pulls make it easier for little hands to zip up jackets before zipping out

      5. Diego No-Sew Scarf

        When the weather outside is frightful, a Diego scarf is delightful!

      6. Kai-lan's Homemade Hats

        It's easy to stay warm when Mr. Sun is overhead

      7. Kai-lan No-Sew Scarf

        Face those winter winds with a cheery smile from Kai-lan!

      8. Boots No-Sew Scarf

        Let's bundle up with Boots and go outside!

      9. Dora Zipper Pulls

        Winter coats come off with ease!

      10. Wonder Pets Mittens

        Turn store-bought mittens into super hand warmers with a little felt and glue

      11. Wonder Pets Hat

        Save the day & keep little heads warm with this no-sew hat!

      12. Dora T-Shirt

        Print and create for your Dora the Explorer fan!

      13. Dora the Explorer Bracelet

        Jelly beans make a sweet and fashionable treat for Dora fans!

      14. Dora T-Shirt

        Kids can be fashion-forward with their favorite explorer, Dora!

      15. Emma T-Shirt

        Kids will sing your praises when you present them with this must-have tee!

      16. Kate T-Shirt

        You don't have to be super crafty to create this super cute Kate tee!

      17. Naiya T-Shirt

        Your little star will shine in this Dora & Friend's tee!

      18. Alana T-Shirt

        Not to fear, Dora and Friends gear is here! Make this Alana shirt!

      19. Pablo T-Shirt

        The perfect tee for your on-the-go tot!

      20. Bobgoblin T-Shirt

        Bobgoblin thinks this t-shirt is really, really cool!

      21. Dora Soccer T-Shirt

        Print this decal and create a sporty tee for your explorer-to-be!

      22. Dora's Easter Basket

        Get kids ready for Easter egg hunts by crafting a beautiful basket!

      23. Fresh Beats Messenger Bag

        If you've got duct tape and envelopes... you've got this craft in the bag

      24. Peter Rabbit Shoe Charms

        Add some fun to their feet with these Peter Rabbit shoe charms!

      25. Dora Treat Sack Iron-On

        Create your very own trick-or-treat bag with Dora!

      26. PAW Patrol Treat Sack Iron-On

        Take these pups on a Halloween treat-or-tricking adventure!

      27. PAW Patrol Halloween Masks

        If kids yelp for Halloween help with picking out their costume, print these masks!

      28. Dora & Boots Skate Charms

        Customize kids' skates with an amazing shrink film craft

      29. Dora Roller Skating Iron-On

        Gear up for Dora's Great Roller Skate Adventure with this exclusive t-shirt design!

      30. Jewel Savings Bank Purse

        Here's a printable purse that's fashionable & makes saving pennies fun!