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.
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